quint

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French quint, from Latin quintus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (A musical or piquet term, or a quintuplet) IPA(key): /kwɪnt/
  • (A fencing term) IPA(key): /kwɛ̃/

Noun[edit]

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quint ‎(plural quints)

  1. (music) an interval of one fifth
  2. (in piquet) a sequence of five playing cards of the same suit; equivalent to a straight flush in poker
  3. (US, informal) a quin or quintuplet.
    • 1965, LIFE (volume 59, number 7, page 24)
      Two days after Mrs. Shirley Ann Lawson's four girls and one boy were delivered in New Zealand, another set of quints was born to Mrs. Karin Olsen in Falun, Sweden.
  4. (firefighting) A vehicle used by firefighters that combines the capabilities of a fire engine and a fire truck, having the ability to provide vertical access as well as pump water to fight a fire.
  5. quinte; In fencing, the fifth fencer in parrying or attacking position.

Catalan[edit]

Catalan ordinal numbers
 <  4t 5t 6t  > 
    Cardinal : cinc
    Ordinal : quint
    Multiplier : quíntuple

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quintus ‎(fifth)

Adjective[edit]

quint m ‎(feminine quinta, masculine plural quints, feminine plural quintes)

  1. (ordinal) fifth

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Franco-Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, possibly a merging of Latin quinam (who, which) with quantus. Cognate with Occitan quin from Latin quinam.

Adjective[edit]

quint m (feminine singular quinta, masculine plural quints, feminine plural quintes)

  1. (interrogative) which
    Quinta fena âs-tu veyua ?
    Which woman did you see?
  1. (interrogative) what
    Quint est ton niom ?
    What is your name?
  1. (exclamative) what
    Quinta catastrofa !
    What a catastrophe!

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quint m ‎(plural quints)

  1. (obsolete) A fifth

Adjective[edit]

quint m ‎(feminine singular quinte, masculine plural quints, feminine plural quintes)

  1. fifth, seldom used outside of titles
    L’empereur Charles-Quint; le pape Sixte-Quint.
  2. (archaic, medicine) Occurring at an interval of five days.
    La fièvre quinte.

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