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Latin ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : quīnque
    Ordinal : quīntus
    Adverbial : quīnquiēs
    Multiplier : quīnquiplex
    Distributive : quīnī


Earlier quīnctus, from quīnque (five), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.



quīntus m (feminine quīnta, neuter quīntum); 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 quīntus quīnta quīntum quīntī quīntae quīnta
Genitive quīntī quīntae quīntī quīntōrum quīntārum quīntōrum
Dative quīntō quīntō quīntīs
Accusative quīntum quīntam quīntum quīntōs quīntās quīnta
Ablative quīntō quīntā quīntō quīntīs
Vocative quīnte quīnta quīntum quīntī quīntae quīnta

Derived terms[edit]



  • quintus in Charlton T. Lewis and 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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