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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sehs, whence also Old Frisian sex, Old Saxon sehs, Middle Dutch sesse (Dutch zes), Old High German sehs (German sechs), Old Norse sex (Swedish sex), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃 (saihs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs, cognate with Ancient Greek ἕξ (héx), Latin sex, Old Irish (Irish ), Proto-Slavic *šestь (Russian шесть (šestʹ)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /siy̯ks/, /sie̯ks/

NumeralEdit

siex

  1. (West Saxon) six

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: six, sex, cex
    • English: six
    • Scots: sex, sax
    • Yola: zeese