five vs fivesome what difference

what is difference between five and fivesome

Translingual

Etymology

From English five

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɑif] [sic]

Numeral

five

  1. Code word for the digit 5 in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

Synonyms

ITU/IMO code word pantafive

References


English

Alternative forms

  • Arabic numerals: 5 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • Roman numerals: V

Etymology

From Middle English five, vif, fif, from Old English fīf (five), from Proto-West Germanic *fimf (five), from Proto-Germanic *fimf (five) (compare West Frisian fiif, Dutch vijf, German fünf, Norwegian and Swedish fem, Icelandic fimm), from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (compare Welsh pump, Latin quinque, Tocharian A päñ, Tocharian B piś, Lithuanian penki, Russian пять (pjatʹ), Albanian pesë, pêsë, Ancient Greek πέντε (pénte), Armenian հինգ (hing), Persian پنج(panj), Sanskrit पञ्च (páñca)). Doublet of cinque, punch, pimp, and Pompeii.

The nasal *m in Proto-Germanic *fimf was lost through a sound change known as the Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fīv
  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /faɪv/
  • (Southern American English) IPA(key): /fäːv/
  • (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /fɑev/
  • Rhymes: -aɪv

Numeral

five

  1. A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six.
  2. Describing a group or set with five elements.

Related terms

  • fifth

Translations

See also

  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Noun

five (plural fives)

  1. The digit/figure 5.
    He wrote a five followed by four zeroes.
  2. A banknote with a denomination of five units of currency. See also fiver.
    Can anyone here change a five?
  3. Anything measuring five units, as length.
    All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours.
  4. A person who is five years old.
    The fives and sixes will have a snack first, then the older kids.
  5. Five o’clock.
    See you at five.
  6. A short rest, especially one of five minutes.
    Take five, soldier.
  7. (basketball) A basketball team, club or lineup.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

Anagrams

  • vife

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • fife, fif, vif, fyve

Etymology

From Old English fīf, from Proto-West Germanic *fimf, from Proto-Germanic *fimf, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Though Old English fīf was usually indeclinable, inflected forms of it are far from unknown. Forms with final -v- originate from intervocalic voicing in these inflected forms.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːf/, /fiːv/

Numeral

five

  1. five

Related terms

  • fifte
  • fiftene

Descendants

  • English: five
  • Scots: five, fif, fife, fyve
  • Yola: veeve

References

  • “fīve, card. num.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English five, from Old English fīf, from Proto-Germanic *fimf, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faiːv/
  • (Dundee) IPA(key): /fɛv/

Numeral

five

  1. five

Related terms

  • fift (fifth)
  • fifty (fifty)

Walloon

Etymology

From Old French fievre, from Latin febris, from Proto-Italic *fexʷris, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰris. Cognates include French fièvre and Norman fièvre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːf/

Noun

five f (plural fives)

  1. fever
  2. delirium

References

  • Simon Stasse (2004) Dictionaire Populaire de Wallon Liegeois[2], Société Royale Littéraire “La Wallonne”


English

Etymology

five +‎ -some

Noun

fivesome (plural fivesomes)

  1. A group of five people or things.
  2. An orgy (group sex) consisting of five people.

Synonyms

  • (group of five): pentad; see also Thesaurus:quintet

Translations

Adjective

fivesome (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) By fives; with five
    • 1885, John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell, Eclectic Magazine:
      They tied his hands behind his back; They guarded him fivesome on each side.

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