## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

From the Latin *quīnārius* (“containing five each”), from *quīnī* (“five each”, “five at a time”) + *-ārius* (whence the English suffix *-ary*); compare the French *quinaire*, the Italian *quinario*, and the Portuguese *quinário*.

### AdjectiveEdit

**quinary** (*not comparable*)

- Of fifth rank or order.
- Consisting of five things; arranged in fives
- (mathematics) To the base of five; represented by the numerals 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.