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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin sexta (sixth; sixth hour)


sext (plural sexts)

  1. (historical) Noon, reckoned as the sixth hour of daylight.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) The service appointed for this hour.
  3. (music) A sixth: an interval of six diatonic degrees.
  4. (music, obsolete) An organ stop of two ranks of pipes an interval of a sixth apart.
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Etymology 2Edit

Blend of sex +‎ text. As a verb, a back-formation from earlier sexting, formed from the noun.


sext (plural sexts)

  1. An electronic message involving sexual language or images.
    • 2001 November 22, Baltimore Sun, p. 37:
      Embarrassed by a ‘Sext’ Message


sext (third-person singular simple present sexts, present participle sexting, simple past and past participle sexted)

  1. (intransitive and transitive) To send a sext.
    • 2007 October 19, Cameron Millar, "Text Mad Brits Top League for Saucy Messages" in the Daily Star, p. 21 (caption):
      Rebecca Loos claimed she was 'sexted' by Beckham
    • 2009 March 1, Wendyl Nissen, "Sexts Suk... Go 4 a Real D8" in the New Zealand Herald, p. 35:
      ...trying to get into the swing of things by texting my husband (I was a little tipsy, I will admit): "How do you sext someone?" hoping to engage in the latest trend. All I got was, "What!" in reply.
    • 2010 October 16, Victoria Gehman, "Sex Suspended, Celibacy Supreme" in the Albany Student Press:
      The next day, Greg sexted me a few pictures of his package.
    • 2013, Olukemi Lawani, First Steps to Flight, p. 3:
      We would talk on the phone for hours and then text and sext the rest of the day.

Derived termsEdit


  • "sext, n.¹", "n.²", "v.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Catalan ordinal numbers
 <  5t 6t 7m  > 
    Cardinal : sis
    Ordinal : sext
    Multiplier : sèxtuple


From Latin sextus (sixth).


sext (feminine sexta, masculine plural sexts or sextos, feminine plural sextes)

  1. (ordinal) sixth

Usage notesEdit

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. The ordinal sext is used to indicate this denominator just as the corresponding English ordinal would be. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).


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Pennsylvania GermanEdit


Compare German sechste, Dutch zesde, English sixth.



  1. sixth

Ordinal numberEdit


  1. sixth