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EtymologyEdit

From sextus (sixth) + -ilis (-ile: forming adjectives & nouns), presumably derived from its original place in the Roman calendar, though it was the 8th month after the new year began to be calculated from January.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sextīlis (neuter sextīle); third declension

  1. Of August, the sixth month of the Roman calendar or eighth month of the Gregorian calendar.

Usage notesEdit

In Latin, the month names are used as adjectives. In the Classical period, this adjective modifies a noun identifying a particular day, from which the date was reckoned. In Medieval Latin and later periods, the adjective modifies a numeral for the day of the month.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative sextīlis sextīle sextīlēs sextīlia
genitive sextīlis sextīlium
dative sextīlī sextīlibus
accusative sextīlem sextīle sextīlēs sextīlia
ablative sextīlī sextīlibus
vocative sextīlis sextīle sextīlēs sextīlia

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