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From the number sextus ‎(sixth), since it was the sixth month of the Roman calendar.



sextīlis m, f ‎(neuter sextīle); third declension

  1. Of August, the sixth month of the Roman calendar or eighth month of the Gregorian calendar.

Usage notes[edit]

In Latin, the month names are used as adjectives. In the Classical period, this adjective modifies a noun identifying a particular day, from which the date was reckoned. In Medieval Latin and later periods, the adjective modifies a numeral for the day of the month.


Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative sextīlis sextīle sextīlēs sextīlia
genitive sextīlis sextīlis sextīlium sextīlium
dative sextīlī sextīlī sextīlibus sextīlibus
accusative sextīlem sextīle sextīlēs sextīlia
ablative sextīlī sextīlī sextīlibus sextīlibus
vocative sextīlis sextīle sextīlēs sextīlia


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