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Latin ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : quinque
    Ordinal : quintus
    Adverbial : quinquiēs
    Multiplier : quinquiplex
    Distributive : quīnī


Earlier quinctus, from quinque ‎(five), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European.



quintus m ‎(feminine quinta, neuter quintum); first/second declension

  1. (ordinal) fifth, the ordinal number after quartus 'fourth' and before sextus 'sixth'


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative quintus quinta quintum quintī quintae quinta
genitive quintī quintae quintī quintōrum quintārum quintōrum
dative quintō quintō quintīs
accusative quintum quintam quintum quintōs quintās quinta
ablative quintō quintā quintō quintīs
vocative quinte quinta quintum quintī quintae quinta

Derived terms[edit]



quintus m ‎(genitive quintī); second declension

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (music, in a piece of vocal polyphony) the fifth voice added to the bassus, tenor, altus, and superius


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quintus quintī
genitive quintī quintōrum
dative quintō quintīs
accusative quintum quintōs
ablative quintō quintīs
vocative quinte quintī



  • quintus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quintus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • QUINTUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • quintus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) every fifth year: quinto quoque anno
    • (ambiguous) in the fifth year from the founding of the city: anno ab urbe condita quinto
  • quintus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quintus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray