millennium etymology

English word millennium comes from Latin mile, Latin -ennium

Detailed word origin of millennium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mile Latin (lat)
-ennium Latin (lat)
millennium Late Latin (LL)
millennium English (eng) (Christianity) The period of one thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth (according to Millenarianist interpretations).. (with definite article) The year in which one period of one thousand years ends and another begins, especially the year 2000.. A period of time consisting of one thousand years.. A period of universal happiness, peace or prosperity; a utopia.