षष्

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *ṣwáṭṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *šwaĉš, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Cognate with Avestan 𐬑𐬴𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬱(xṣ̌uuaš), Persian شش(šeš), Old Armenian վեց (vecʿ), Tocharian B ṣkas, Old Church Slavonic шесть (šestĭ), Lithuanian šešì, Latin sex, Ancient Greek ἕξ (héx), Old English siex (whence English six).

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Sanskrit numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5
6
7  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: षष् (ṣaṣ)
    Ordinal: षष्ठ (ṣaṣṭha)

षष् (ṣáṣ)

  1. (cardinal) six

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