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Etymology 1[edit]

Anglicized from Latin sextarius (pint)


sextary (plural sextaries)

  1. An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.
  2. An Old English measure of liquid, usually wine or cider, perhaps containing 6 gallons.
    • 1866, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 172.
      The sextary seems to have contained 6 gallons, and is also used for cider and wine.
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Etymology 2[edit]

For sextonry.


sextary (plural sextaries)

  1. (obsolete) A sacristy.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sextary in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)