Did you know that the English word roots “ann” and “enn” come from the Latin word annus which means year, time, or season? Some words that use these word roots include annual, which describes something that happens once a year or on a yearly basis; an annual plant lives for only one year and needs to be replanted. Perennial describes something that lasts through many years; a perennial plant lasts more than 1 year. A centennial describes a period of 100 years, while a millennium marks a time period of 1,000 years. Can you think of any other ‘ann’ or ‘enn’ words? (Hint: perhaps something worth celebrating?)
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In Roman times, the word ‘annus’ referred to 10 months, which was the length of a Roman year.
Biennial describes something that happens every two years. Triennial describes something that occurs every 3 years; while triennium describes a period of 3 years.