See also: Six and sîx

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English six

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

six

  1. Code word for the digit 6 in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

SynonymsEdit

ITU/IMO code word soxisix[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.3, Figure 5–1
  2. ^ International Maritime Organisation (2005). International Code of Signals, p. 22–23. Fourth edition, London.

EnglishEdit

 
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English numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixth, ecto-
    Latinate ordinal: senary
    Multiplier: sextuple, sixfold
    Distributive: sextuply
    Collective: hexad, sixsome
    Fractional: sixth
    Number of musicians: sextet

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English six, from Old English syx, siex, from Proto-West Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare West Frisian seis, Dutch zes, Low German söss, sess, German sechs, Norwegian and Danish seks, also Latin sex, Ancient Greek ἕξ (héx), Sanskrit षष् (ṣaṣ). Doublet of sice.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

six

  1. A numerical value equal to 6; the number following five and preceding seven. This many dots: (••••••).
  2. Describing a group or set with six elements.

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NounEdit

six (plural sixes)

  1. The digit or figure 6.
  2. (military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).
    cover my six
  3. (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.
    • 2019 July 14, Stephan Shemilt, “England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic finale against New Zealand”, in BBC Sport[2], London:
      England required 15 from the last over of the regular match. Ben Stokes hit a six and benefited when a throw from the deep hit him and went for four overthrows.
  4. (American football) A touchdown.
  5. (obsolete) Small beer sold at six shillings per barrel.

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TranslationsEdit

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See alsoEdit

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
             
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
             
eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker, jolly joker

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French six, from Old French sis, six, from Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

The numbers six and dix (ten), as well as the pronoun tous (all), are remnants of the Old and Middle French pronunciation system where final -s or -x was silent before consonants, pronounced /z/ before vowels, and /s/ in pausa. The only change is that the pausal pronunciation is now invariably used when these words do not precede their referent.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sis/ (independant)
  • IPA(key): /si.z‿/ (before modified word in a vowel or mute h)
  • IPA(key): /si/ (before modified word in a consonant or aspirate h)
  • Rhymes: -is

NounEdit

French numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixième
    Multiplier: sextuple

six m (plural six)

  1. six

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Haitian Creole: sis
  • Louisiana Creole French: sis
  • Mauritian Creole: sis

See alsoEdit

Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
             
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
             
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Middle English numbers (edit)
 ←  5 6 7  → 
    Cardinal: six
    Ordinal: sixte

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English siex, syx, from Proto-West Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

six

  1. six

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French sis, six.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (in isolation) /sis/, (before a vowel) /siz/, (before a consonant) /si/

NumeralEdit

six (invariable)

  1. six

DescendantsEdit

  • French: six
    • Haitian Creole: sis
    • Louisiana Creole French: sis
    • Mauritian Creole: sis
  • Norman: six

NormanEdit

Norman cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six
Norman cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NumeralEdit

six

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) six