Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From sex (“six”).
- a sixth part bronze coin
- a sixth part of a piece of land
- a sixth part measure of liquid
- (Later Latin) a sextant (nautical instrument)
Third declension i-stem.