sexton

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin sacristanus, based on Latin sacer (sacred).

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Noun[edit]

sexton (plural sextons)

  1. A church official who looks after a church and its graveyard and may act as a gravedigger and bell-ringer.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sextán, from Proto-Germanic *sehstehun.

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Numeral[edit]

sexton

  1. (cardinal) sixteen

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