sext

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sextus (sixth)

Noun[edit]

sext (plural sexts)

  1. The fourth of the canonical hours; usually held at noon.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of sex and text (to send a text message); partly back-formation from sexting, which is more common.

Noun[edit]

sext (plural sexts)

  1. A sexual text message.
  2. Any electronic message with sexual context.

Verb[edit]

sext (third-person singular simple present sexts, present participle sexting, simple past and past participle sexted)

  1. (intransitive) To send a sext message.
  2. (transitive) To send (someone) a (sext message).
    • 2010 April 16, Gehman, Victoria, “Sex suspended, celibacy supreme”, Albany Student Press:
      The next day, Greg sexted me a few pictures of his package. When I opened the file the image was unlike anything I'd ever seen. "No wonder he's a sex addict!" I thought.
    • 2011 November 14, Bill Maher, The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass, Penguin, ISBN 9781101552155:
      This week, we found out Vikings quarterback Brett Favre allegedly tried to get with a young woman by sending her Myspace messages, voicemails, and notes through a friend, and when none of that worked, it was third and long—though not as long as most of us would have imagined—he decided to sext her pictures of Little Brett to close the deal.
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Catalan ordinal numbers
 <  5t 6t 7m  > 
    Ordinal : sext
    Cardinal : sis
    Multiplier : sèxtuple

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sextus (sixth)

Adjective[edit]

sext m (feminine sexta, masculine plural sexts or sextos, feminine plural sextes)

  1. (ordinal) sixth

Usage notes[edit]

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. The ordinal sext is used to indicate this denominator just as the corresponding English ordinal would be. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).

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