sechs

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sähs (westernmost Ripuarian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sehs. The now marginal variant sähs is the native form, since Old High German -hs- regularly develops into [s] (see Lahs, Ohs, wahße). Compare also fönnef (five) and sibbe (seven), which are non-native forms, too.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

sechs

  1. (most dialects) six

German[edit]

German cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sechs
    Ordinal : sechste

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sehs, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zɛks/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Sex (according to a now rare pronunciation)

Numeral[edit]

sechs

  1. (cardinal) six

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Luxembourgish cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sechs
    Ordinal : sechst

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sehs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

sechs

  1. (cardinal) six