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Latin ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : sex
    Ordinal : sextus
    Adverbial : sexiēs
    Distributive : sēnī

Alternative forms[edit]


From sex (six).



sextus (feminine sexta, neuter sextum); first/second-declension numeral

  1. sixth


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative sextus sexta sextum sextī sextae sexta
Genitive sextī sextae sextī sextōrum sextārum sextōrum
Dative sextō sextō sextīs
Accusative sextum sextam sextum sextōs sextās sexta
Ablative sextō sextā sextō sextīs
Vocative sexte sexta sextum sextī sextae sexta

Derived terms[edit]


  • English: sextate
  • Catalan: sesta
  • Galician: sesta
  • Italian: sesto
  • Old French: siste
  • Portuguese: sexto, sesta
  • Spanish: sexto, siesta


  • sextus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sextus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sextus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • sextus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • I have not seen you for five years: quinque anni sunt or sextus annus est, cum te non vidi
    • (ambiguous) he has been absent five years: quinque annos or sextum (iam) annum abest
    • (ambiguous) consul for the sixth, seventh time: sextum (Pis. 9. 20), septimum consul
  • sextus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray