quincena

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kinˈθe.na/ (Spain)
  • IPA(key): /kinˈse.na/ (Lat. Am.)

Etymology[edit]

From quince

Noun[edit]

quincena f (plural quincenas)

  1. a period of fifteen days
  2. a half month period, specially applied for wage payment

Usage notes[edit]

Second half of months having 31, and of February, are also called quincena, in spite of not having 15 days.

Derived terms[edit]