sext

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See also: sèxt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sexta (sixth; sixth hour).

Noun[edit]

sext (plural sexts)

  1. (historical) Noon, reckoned as the sixth hour of daylight.
    Synonyms: midday, noontide; see also Thesaurus:midday
  2. (Roman Catholicism) The service appointed for this hour.
  3. (music) A sixth: an interval of six diatonic degrees.
  4. (music, obsolete) An organ stop of two ranks of pipes an interval of a sixth apart.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of sex +‎ text. As a verb, a back-formation from earlier sexting, formed from the noun.

Noun[edit]

sext (plural sexts)

  1. An electronic message, especially one sent by cell phone, involving sexual language or images.
    • 2001 November 22, Baltimore Sun, p. 37:
      Embarrassed by a ‘Sext’ Message

Verb[edit]

sext (third-person singular simple present sexts, present participle sexting, simple past and past participle sexted)

  1. (intransitive and transitive) To send a sext.
    • 2007 October 19, Cameron Millar, "Text Mad Brits Top League for Saucy Messages" in the Daily Star, p. 21 (caption):
      Rebecca Loos claimed she was 'sexted' by Beckham
    • 2009 March 1, Wendyl Nissen, "Sexts Suk... Go 4 a Real D8" in the New Zealand Herald, p. 35:
      [] trying to get into the swing of things by texting my husband (I was a little tipsy, I will admit): "How do you sext someone?" hoping to engage in the latest trend. All I got was, "What!" in reply.
    • 2010 October 16, Victoria Gehman, "Sex Suspended, Celibacy Supreme" in the Albany Student Press:
      The next day, Greg sexted me a few pictures of his package.
    • 2013, Olukemi Lawani, First Steps to Flight, p. 3:
      We would talk on the phone for hours and then text and sext the rest of the day.
    • 2022, “Billions”, performed by Caroline Polachek:
      Sexting sonnets / Under the tables
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References[edit]

  • "sext, n.¹", "n.²", "v.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Catalan[edit]

Catalan numbers (edit)
60[a], [b]
[a], [b], [c] ←  5 6 7  → [a], [b], [c]
    Cardinal: sis
    Ordinal (Latinate): sext
    Ordinal (Central): sisè
    Ordinal (Valencian): sisé
    Ordinal abbreviation (Latinate): 6t
    Ordinal abbreviation (Central):
    Ordinal abbreviation (Valencian):
    Multiplier: sèxtuple
Catalan Wikipedia article on 6

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sextus (sixth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sext (feminine sexta, masculine plural sexts or sextos, feminine plural sextes)

  1. (ordinal number) sixth

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Noun[edit]

sext m (plural sexts or sextos)

  1. (fractional number) sixth

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Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sext

  1. Alternative form of sixte

Noun[edit]

sext

  1. Alternative form of sixte

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Pennsylvania German ordinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : sex
    Ordinal : sext

Etymology[edit]

Compare German sechste, Dutch zesde, English sixth.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sext

  1. sixth

Numeral[edit]

sext

  1. sixth