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From the number quīntus ‎(fifth), since it was the fifth month of the Roman calendar.



quīntīlis m, f ‎(neuter quīntīle); third declension

  1. Of July, the fifth month of the Roman calendar or seventh month of the Gregorian calendar.

Usage notes[edit]

In Latin, the month names are used as adjectives. In the Classical period, this adjective modifies a noun identifying a particular day, from which the date was reckoned. In Medieval Latin and later periods, the adjective modifies a numeral for the day of the month.


Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case/Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative quīntīlis quīntīle quīntīlēs quīntīlia
genitive quīntīlis quīntīlis quīntīlium quīntīlium
dative quīntīlī quīntīlī quīntīlibus quīntīlibus
accusative quīntīlem quīntīle quīntīlēs quīntīlia
ablative quīntīlī quīntīlī quīntīlibus quīntīlibus
vocative quīntīlis quīntīle quīntīlēs quīntīlia


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