cinq

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English

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Noun

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cinq (plural cinqs)

  1. Archaic form of cinque.

Franco-Provençal

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin cīnque.

Numeral

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cinq (invariable) (Broad ORB)

  1. five

References

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  • cinq in DicoFranPro: Dictionnaire Français/Francoprovençal – on dicofranpro.llm.umontreal.ca
  • cinq in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu

French

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French numbers (edit)
50
 ←  4 5 6  → 
    Cardinal: cinq
    Ordinal: cinquième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 5e, (now nonstandard) 5ème
    Multiplier: quintuple

Etymology

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From Middle French cinq, from Old French cinc, from Vulgar Latin cīnque, dissimilation of Classical Latin quīnque (five), from Proto-Italic *kʷenkʷe, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe, cognate with Portuguese and Spanish cinco, Italian cinque. Doublet of punch.

Pronunciation

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Numeral

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cinq (invariable)

  1. five
    Mon père a cinq sœurs.
    My father has five sisters.

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Guianese Creole: senk
  • Haitian Creole: senk
  • Karipúna Creole French: sẽk
  • Louisiana Creole: sink
  • Mauritian Creole: senk
  • Seychellois Creole: senk

See also

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Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Further reading

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Middle French

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old French cinc.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): (in isolation or before a vowel) /sĩːk/, (before a consonant) /sĩː/

Numeral

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cinq (invariable)

  1. five

Descendants

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Old French

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Numeral

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cinq

  1. Alternative form of cinc: five