English

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Etymology

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From Latin sexennium, from sexennis (6-year) + -ium (forming abstract nouns).

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Noun

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sexennium (plural sexenniums or sexennia)

  1. A period of six years.
    Coordinate terms: annum, biennium, triennium, quadrennium, quinquennium, septennium, octennium, novennium, decennium, vicennium, tricennium, centennium, quincentennium, millennium, decamillennium, centimillennium, millionennium

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Latin

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Etymology

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From sexennis (of six years).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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sexennium n (genitive sexenniī or sexennī); second declension

  1. A period or span of six years.

Declension

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sexennium sexennia
Genitive sexenniī
sexennī1
sexenniōrum
Dative sexenniō sexenniīs
Accusative sexennium sexennia
Ablative sexenniō sexenniīs
Vocative sexennium sexennia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Descendants

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  • Catalan: sexenni
  • English: sexennium
  • Italian: sessennio
  • Spanish: sexenio

References

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  • sexennium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sexennium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sexennium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.