See also: Cinque and cinquè

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

PIE word
*pénkʷe

From Middle English cink, from Middle French cinq, from Latin quīnque. The spelling is influenced by Italian cinque. Doublet of five, punch, pimp, and Pompeii.

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NounEdit

cinque (plural cinques)

  1. (dice games, card games, dominoes) A card, die, or domino with five spots or pips.
    • 1775, “a Connoisseur”, “Containing an Account of the Game of Back-gammon, with the most approved Method of playing at it, and the Rules of the Game. Together with the Artifices and Legerdemains that are frequently practised at it.”, in Annals of Gaming; or, The Fair Player’s Sure Guide. Containing Original Treatises on the following Games. [], London: [] G. Allen, [], pages 181–182:
      Accordingly the firſt beſt throw upon the dice is eſteemed aces, as it ſtops the ſix point in the outer table, and ſecures the cinque in your own, whereby your adverſary's two men upon your ace point cannot get out with either quatre, cinq, or ſix.
    • 1775, “Introduction to the Game of Back-Gammon; With the most approved Method of playing at it”, in Charles Jones, editor, Hoyle’s Games Improved. Being Practical Treatises on the following Fashionable Games, [], London: [] J. Rivington and J. Wilkie, [], page 170:
      The firſt beſt Throw upon the Dice is eſteemed Aces, as it ſtops the Six-Point in the outer Table, and ſecures the Cinque in your own, whereby your Adverſary’s two Men upon your Ace-Point cannot get out with either Quatre, Cinque, or Six.

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CorsicanEdit

Corsican cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : cinque

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *cinque, from Latin quinque, from Proto-Italic *kʷenkʷe, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe. Cognates include Italian cinque and French cinq.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃĩnkwe/
  • Hyphenation: cin‧que

NumeralEdit

cinque

  1. five

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InterlinguaEdit

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cinque

  1. five

ItalianEdit

Italian cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : cinque
    Ordinal : quinto
    Multiplier : quintuplo
    Fractional : quinto

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *cīnque, dissimilation of Latin quīnque, from Proto-Italic *kʷenkʷe, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃin.kwe/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cìn‧que

NumeralEdit

cinque (invariable)

  1. five

NounEdit

cinque m (invariable)

  1. five

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Playing cards in Italian · carte da gioco (layout · text)
             
asso due tre quattro cinque sei sette
             
otto nove dieci fante donna,
regina
re jolly, joker,
matta