six

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See also: Six and sîx

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English six

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

six

  1. Code word for the digit 6 in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

Synonyms[edit]

ITU/IMO code word soxisix[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.3, Figure 5–1
  2. ^ International Maritime Organisation (2005). International Code of Signals, p. 22–23. Fourth edition, London.

English[edit]

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English numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixth, ecto-
    Latinate ordinal: senary
    Adverbial: six times
    Multiplier: sextuple, sixfold
    Distributive: sextuply
    Collective: hexad, sixsome
    Fractional: sixth
    Number of musicians: sextet

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English six, from Old English six, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare West Frisian seis, Dutch zes, Low German söss, sess, German sechs, Norwegian and Danish seks, also Latin sex, Ancient Greek ἕξ (héx), Sanskrit षष् (ṣaṣ). Doublet of sice.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

six

  1. A numerical value equal to 6; the number following five and preceding seven. This many dots: (••••••).
  2. Describing a group or set with six elements.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

six (plural sixes)

  1. The digit or figure 6.
  2. (military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).
    cover my six
  3. (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.
    • 2019 July 14, Stephan Shemilt, “England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic finale against New Zealand”, in BBC Sport[2], London:
      England required 15 from the last over of the regular match. Ben Stokes hit a six and benefited when a throw from the deep hit him and went for four overthrows.
  4. (American football) A touchdown.
  5. (obsolete) Small beer sold at six shillings per barrel.

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Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
Ace of spades.svg 2 of spades.svg 3 of spades.svg 4 of spades.svg 5 of spades.svg 6 of spades.svg 7 of spades.svg
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
8 of spades.svg 9 of spades.svg 10 of spades.svg Jack of spades2.svg Queen of spades2.svg King of spades2.svg Joker black 02.svg
eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French six, from Old French sis, six, from Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

The numbers six and dix (ten), as well as the pronoun tous (all), are remnants of the Old and Middle French pronunciation system where final -s or -x was silent before consonants, pronounced /z/ before vowels, and /s/ in pausa. The only change is that the pausal pronunciation is now invariably used when these words do not precede their referent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sis/ (independant)
  • IPA(key): /si.z‿/ (before modified word in a vowel or mute h)
  • IPA(key): /si/ (before modified word in a consonant or aspirate h)
  • Rhymes: -is

Numeral[edit]

French numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixième
    Multiplier: sextuple

six

  1. six

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: sis
  • Louisiana Creole French: sis
  • Mauritian Creole: sis

See also[edit]

Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
Ace of spades.svg 2 of spades.svg 3 of spades.svg 4 of spades.svg 5 of spades.svg 6 of spades.svg 7 of spades.svg
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
8 of spades.svg 9 of spades.svg 10 of spades.svg Jack of spades2.svg Queen of spades2.svg King of spades2.svg Joker black 02.svg
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Middle English numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixte

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English six, from Proto-West Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

six

  1. six

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sis, six.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (in isolation) /sis/, (before a vowel) /siz/, (before a consonant) /si/

Numeral[edit]

six (invariable)

  1. six

Descendants[edit]

  • French: six
    • Haitian Creole: sis
    • Louisiana Creole French: sis
    • Mauritian Creole: sis
  • Norman: six

Norman[edit]

Norman cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six
Norman cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Numeral[edit]

six

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) six

Old English[edit]

Old English numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixta
    Multiplier: sixfeald

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

six

  1. six

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