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[fawrt-nahyt, -nit] /ˈfɔrtˌnaɪt, -nɪt/

the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.
a period of 14 consecutive days; two weeks

17c. contraction of Middle English fourteniht, from Old English feowertyne niht, literally “fourteen nights,” preserving the ancient Germanic custom of reckoning by nights, mentioned by Tacitus in “Germania” xi. Related: Fortnightly.


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