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In many Asian cultures there is a word that means 8 days from now i.e. Monday to Monday, is there such a word in English. The only thing I can find is the phrase "This time next week" referring to the day rather than the time.

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    We call that seven days from now in English, just like we call a fortnight hence fourteen days not fifteen days from now. In Iberian cultures they count the way you do, but not in English ones, so for example a quincena (from their word for fifteen) is a fortnight in Spanish. They'll say "I'll see you in eight days" or "I'll see you in fifteen days" but we'll say "I'll see you in a week/seven days" or "I'll see you in a fortnight/fourteen days" but the time span and meaning is in all cases the same despite being represented differently in figures by the two different cultures.
    – tchrist
    Jun 24, 2021 at 19:04
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    We may also call it 'a week today'. Jun 24, 2021 at 19:09
  • 1. What @tchrist said (consider making it an answer). 2. Another expression for this is "a week from now".
    – Drew
    Jun 24, 2021 at 19:09
  • Do you mean at this same hour in a week, or is it just the same day of the week but next week?
    – Mitch
    Jun 24, 2021 at 19:32
  • If today is Monday and eight days from now is also Monday, then is one day from now today? What does “see you a year from now” mean?
    – Jim
    Jun 24, 2021 at 20:03

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From the Oxford English Dictionary

week, Phrases P2a(b)

(b) Following a specified day, as Monday week, this day week, tomorrow week, yesterday week, etc.: seven days before or after the day specified. Cf. earlier sennight n.

1680 E. Hookes Due Order Law & Justice 42 Mary Duncon, to have been called into the Court of Sessions this day week.

1889 ‘J. S. Winter’ Mrs. Bob i Let us say Thursday week, dear—This is Saturday, so it is quite enough notice to give. 1957 F. O'Connor Let. 19 May (1979) 220 Last Friday week I stood in a receiving line with your brother and sister-in-law for a good hour.

1990 Guardian 25 Sept. 15/1 Reilly..is due to announce his..squad tomorrow week.

2004 D. Peace GB 84 80 However, Monday week, there will also be a Union family rally in the town

Thus, the phrase the OP is looking for would be today week

As for sennight, according to quotes in the OED, sennight, one of its uses is the same as that of week, as described above.

My birthday is last Sunday sennight (made up)

But sennight is so British English and so obscure that it is best ignored except by language aficianados.

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    I'm not sure untravelled Americans would understand that usage.
    – tchrist
    Jun 24, 2021 at 19:28
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    'Let's meet again today week' or 'The assignment is due today week' don't sound at all natural to me. Adding a preposition doesn't work for me either. 'Let's meet again same day next week' or 'The assignment is due in one week' have the minimal additions to make them work for me.
    – Mitch
    Jun 24, 2021 at 19:34
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    @tchrist Not just untravelled Americans. This somewhat travelled British person has never heard "sennight" and only ever seen it on EL&U. I'd say "a week today" and stand a chance if being understood and not being regarded as a pretentious berk.
    – BoldBen
    Jun 24, 2021 at 22:38
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    @BoldBen It’s Tuesday week that confuses the untravelled American, not sennight, which is surely as unknown as the seven-day hebdomad is to most anyone. Me, I always figured that sennight was the Roman version of the classic Greek hen night, kinda like how septagon with S is merely the Latin version of Greek heptagon (ie, ἑπτάγωνον) with H, all because of the recurring S⇔H swap between those two languages. :)
    – tchrist
    Jun 25, 2021 at 0:16
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    "sennight" is just an archaic word for a week, from "seven nights". It doesn't specifically mean "one week from now" any more than "week" does (at least that's based on the dictionaries I consulted, it's certainly not a word anyone would use today).
    – Stuart F
    Jun 25, 2021 at 14:23

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