fifth

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English[edit]

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English numbers
50
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : five
    Ordinal : fifth
    Multiplier : quintuple

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fifthe, fifte, fift, from Old English fīfta ‎(fifth), from Proto-Germanic *fimftô ‎(fifth) or *femftô, equivalent to five +‎ -th. Cognate with Scots fift, fyft ‎(fifth), North Frisian fyfde ‎(fifth), West Frisian fyfde ‎(fifth), Dutch vijfde ‎(fifth), Low German fifte, föfte, füfte ‎(fifth), German fünfte ‎(fifth), Danish femte ‎(fifth), Swedish femte ‎(fifth), Icelandic fimmta ‎(fifth).

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Adjective[edit]

fifth ‎(not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number five.

Synonyms[edit]

  • 5th; (in names of monarchs and popes) V

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Noun[edit]

fifth ‎(plural fifths)

  1. The person or thing in the fifth position.
  2. One of five equal parts of a whole.
  3. The fifth gear of an engine.
  4. A quantity of liquor equal to one-fifth of a gallon, or, more commonly, 750 milliliters.
  5. The musical interval between one note and another five tones higher.
  6. The fifth voice in a polyphonic melody.

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  • (one of five equal parts):

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