quincunx

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quincunx

Noun[edit]

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quincunx (plural quincunxes)

  1. An arrangement of five units in a pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.
  2. (astrology) An angle of five-twelfths of a circle, or 150°, between two objects.
  3. A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at five-twelfths of an as.

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Noun[edit]

quincunx m (genitive quincuncis); third declension

  1. five twelfths
  2. the five on a dice

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative quincunx quincuncēs
genitive quincuncis quincuncum
dative quincuncī quincuncibus
accusative quincuncem quincuncēs
ablative quincunce quincuncibus
vocative quincunx quincuncēs