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septuagenarian (noun) – A person who is 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.

(adj) – 1. Being 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
2. Of or relating to a septuagenarian.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Of age 70, seventy-year-old,” 1793, from Latin septuagenarius “containing seventy,” from septuageni “seventy each,” related to septuaginta “seventy”. Noun meaning “a 70-year-old person” first recorded 1805. As an adjective, septuagenary is recorded from circa  1600.

 


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