bissextile

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bisextilis (containing an intercalary day), from bisextus (intercalary day), from bis- (two) + sextus (sixth). In leap years there were two sixth days before March in the Roman calendar, thus the succession of days was ... 7 - 6 - 6* - 5 ...

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪˈsɛks.taɪəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɪˈsɛks.taɪəl/, /bɑɪˈsɛks.tɑɪl/, /bɑɪˈsɛks.təl/, /bɪˈsɛks.təl/
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Particularly: "UK"

Adjective[edit]

bissextile (comparative more bissextile, superlative most bissextile)

  1. Having an extra day (of a leap year).

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Noun[edit]

bissextile (plural bissextiles)

  1. A leap year; A year having an extra day.

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Adjective[edit]

bissextile

  1. feminine form of bissextil