Definition of septime in English:

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septime

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛptɪm/
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛptiːm/

noun

Fencing
The seventh of the eight parrying positions.
Example sentences
  • If someone gets a direct hit against you in septime then I reckon your distance and awareness need to be looked at (but then you could say that about any hit).
  • Against the direct riposte from septime: parry septime or seconde while recovering, or parry quarte with the hand rather lower than in the usual quarte parry.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin septimus 'seventh'.

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