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In English, we have
- 7 days → a week
- 14/15 days → a fortnight
- 30/31 days → a month
- 365 days → a year
Is there any word for six months? Not half a year, or biannually (which is linked to a main event). I need a specific term that can be used without a ‘crutch’ word.
The closest I've found is the word semester. But that's not right either.
Like a concrete fact or a universal truth, e.g. the sun rises in the east. The expression half a year ago could refer to any time, in respect to the specified event. What I would like is a term that fills this gap.
Every year has two _____
Half a year (in a sentence, e.g. either make a random sentence with half a year that is a present perfect, or consider any similar ones, such as biannually) is not a single-word and it is ambiguous.
Also, if that word doesn't exist in the English vocabulary, I would like to know if any other language has such a word.