777 (number)

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Short description: Natural number
← 776 777 778 →
Cardinalseven hundred seventy-seven
(seven hundred seventy-seventh)
Factorization3 × 7 × 37
Greek numeralΨΟΖ´
Roman numeralDCCLXXVII
Base 36LL36

777 (seven hundred [and] seventy-seven) is the natural number following 776 and preceding 778. The number 777 is significant in numerous religious and political contexts.

In mathematics

777 is an odd, composite, palindromic[1] repdigit.[2] It is also a sphenic number,[3] with 3, 7, and 37 as its prime factors. Its largest prime factor is a concatenation of its smaller two; the only other number below 1000 with this property is 138.

777 is also:

Religious significance

According to the Bible, Lamech, the father of Noah lived for 777 years.[11] Some of the known religious connections to 777 are noted in the sections below.


The numbers 3[12] and 7[13] both are considered "perfect numbers" under Hebrew tradition.


According to the American publication, the Orthodox Study Bible, 777 represents the threefold perfection of the Trinity.[14]


777 is also found in the title of the book 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley pertaining to the law of thelema.[15]

Political significance

Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging

The Afrikaner Resistance Movement (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, AWB), a Boer-nationalist, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist movement in South Africa , used the number 777 as part of their emblem.[16]

The number refers to a triumph of "God's number" 7 over the Devil's number 666.[17] On the AWB flag, the numbers are arranged in a triskelion shape, resembling the Nazi swastika.


In Unix's chmod, change-access-mode command, the octal value 777 grants all file-access permissions to all user types in a file.



Main page: Engineering:Boeing 777
Boeing 777-200

Boeing, the largest manufacturer of airliners in the United States, released the Boeing 777 (commonly nicknamed the Triple Seven) in June 1995.[18] The 777 family includes the 777-200, 777-200ER, the 777-300, the 777-200LR Worldliner, the 777-300ER, and the 777 Freighter. The -100 wasn't continued in production due to loss of interest. In the 21st century, Boeing has developed what will be in use for some different airlines, called the Boeing 777X. Projects have been delayed because of COVID-19, but will return to normal production.[19]

777 Tower

777 Tower is an office building situated in the US and it was built in 1991.[20]

Gambling and luck

777 is used on most slot machines in the United States to identify a jackpot. As it is considered a lucky number, banknotes with a serial number containing 777 tend to be valued by collectors and numismatists. The US Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing sells uncirculated 777 $1 bills for this reason.[21]


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  2. "Repdigit numbers". http://oeis.org/wiki/Repdigit_numbers. 
  3. Sloane, N. J. A., ed. "Sequence A007304 (Sphenic numbers: products of 3 distinct primes)". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A007304. Retrieved 2022-04-20. 
  4. Sloane, N. J. A., ed. "Sequence A046760 (Wasteful numbers)". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A046760. Retrieved 2022-04-20. 
  5. Sloane, N. J. A., ed. "Sequence A000959 (Lucky numbers)". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A000959. Retrieved 2022-04-20. 
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  8. Sloane, N. J. A., ed. "Sequence A003273 (Congruent numbers)". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A003273. Retrieved 2022-04-20. 
  9. Sloane, N. J. A., ed. "Sequence A003601 (Numbers n such that the average of the divisors of n is an integer)". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A003601. Retrieved 2022-04-20. 
  10. "Repdigit numbers". http://oeis.org/wiki/Repdigit_numbers. 
  11. "From Adam to Noah" , Biblica Inc.,1973.Retrieved on 27 March 2014
  12. Posner, Eliezer. "On the Meaning of Three". Chabad. http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/608781/jewish/On-the-Meaning-of-Three.htm. 
  13. Dennis, Geoffrey. "Judaism & Numbers". My Jewish Learning. http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Magic_and_the_Supernatural/Practices_and_Beliefs/Incantations/Names_and_Numbers/Numbers.shtml. 
  14. "Properties of the number 777". Riding the Beast. http://www.ridingthebeast.com/numbers/nu777.php. 
  15. Crowley, Aleister. ["777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley"]. Weiser Books, June 1, 1986. Retrieved on March 27, 2014.
  16. "Afrikaner Resistance Movement" , LA times, 3 April 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  17. "The Three Sevens flag" , 8 March 2014. Retrieved on 14 March 2014.
  18. "Boeing 777 Facts". http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/777family/pf/pf_facts.page. 
  19. "Technical Information". Boeing. http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/777family/specs.page?. 
  20. "Pelli Stretches His Skin to New Heights : Architecture: Designer's trademark style is manifested in 53-story tower now rising in L.A.". April 8, 1990. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-04-08-vw-1598-story.html. 
  21. "$1 Lucky 777 Note" (in en). https://catalog.usmint.gov/1-lucky-777-note-B1501.html.