quincunx

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From Latin quincunx

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quincunx ‎(plural quincunxes)

  1. An arrangement of five units in a pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.
  2. (astrology) An angle of five-twelfths of a circle, or 150°, between two objects.
  3. A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at five-twelfths of an as.

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Noun[edit]

quincunx m ‎(genitive quincuncis); third declension

  1. five twelfths
  2. the five on a dice

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quincunx quincuncēs
genitive quincuncis quincuncum
dative quincuncī quincuncibus
accusative quincuncem quincuncēs
ablative quincunce quincuncibus
vocative quincunx quincuncēs

References[edit]

  • quincunx in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quincunx in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quincunx in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • 5 per cent: quincunx (Pers. 5. 149)
    • 5 per cent: quincunces usurae
  • quincunx in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quincunx in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin