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See also: quinqué and quinque-


Latin numbers (edit)
50[a], [b]
 ←  4 V
6  → 
    Cardinal: quīnque, *cīnque
    Ordinal: quīntus
    Adverbial: quīnquiēs, quīnquiēns
    Multiplier: quīnquiplus, quīnquiplex, quīntuplus, quīntuplex
    Distributive: quīnī
    Fractional: quīntāns

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Symbol: V


From Proto-Italic *kʷenkʷe, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (the Italic *kʷ-kʷ, which developed by a consonant shift from *p-kʷ, is also found in words like coquō; compare proto-Celtic *kʷinkʷe). Cognates include Sanskrit पञ्चन् (páñcan), Ancient Greek πέντε (pénte), Old Armenian հինգ (hing), Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐌼𐍆 (fimf) and Old English fīf (English five). Doublet of Pompeii.


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkʷiːn.kʷe/, [ˈkʷiːŋkʷɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈkwin.kwe/, [ˈkwiŋkwe]
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quīnque (indeclinable)

  1. five; 5
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Metamorphoses 6.439–440:
      Iam tempora Titan quinque per autumnos repetiti duxerat anni
      Now Titan had led time through five autumn seasons
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Lucas.9.16:
      acceptis autem quinque panibus et duobus piscibus respexit in caelum et benedixit illis et fregit et distribuit discipulis suis ut ponerent ante turbas
      Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

Derived terms[edit]


  • Vulgar Latin: *cīnque (see there for further descendants)

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