five vs quint what difference

what is difference between five and quint

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

From Middle French quint, from Latin quīntus.

Pronunciation

  • (A musical or piquet term, or a quintuplet) IPA(key): /kwɪnt/, [kʰw̥ɪnt]
  • (A fencing term) IPA(key): /kwɛ̃/

Noun

quint (plural quints)

  1. (music) An interval of one fifth.
  2. (music) The E string of a violin.
  3. (card games) In piquet, a sequence of five playing cards of the same suit; equivalent to a straight flush in poker
  4. (US, informal) a quin or quintuplet.
    • 1965, LIFE (volume 59, number 7, page 24)
      Two days after Mrs. Shirley Ann Lawson’s four girls and one boy were delivered in New Zealand, another set of quints was born to Mrs. Karin Olsen in Falun, Sweden.
  5. (firefighting) A vehicle used by firefighters that combines the capabilities of a fire engine and a fire truck, having the ability to provide vertical access as well as pump water to fight a fire.
  6. (fencing) quinte; the fifth fencer in parrying or attacking position.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin quintus (fifth).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈkint/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈkin/

Adjective

quint (feminine quinta, masculine plural quints, feminine plural quintes)

  1. fifth

Synonyms

  • cinquè

Derived terms

  • a la quinta forca

Noun

quint m (plural quints)

  1. fifth

Further reading

  • “quint” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʋɪnt/
  • Hyphenation: quint
  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

Noun

quint f (plural quinten, diminutive quintje n)

  1. Superseded spelling of kwint.

Franco-Provençal

Etymology

Uncertain, possibly a merging of Latin quinam (who, which) with quantus. Cognate with Occitan quin from Latin quinam.

Adjective

quint m (feminine singular quinta, masculine plural quints, feminine plural quintes)

  1. (interrogative) which
    Quinta fenna as-tu viua ?

    Which woman did you see?
  2. (interrogative) what
    Quint est ton niom ?

    What is your name?
  3. (exclamative) what
    Quinta catastropha !

    What a catastrophe!

Synonyms

  • quâl
  • que

Derived terms

See also

  • qui
  • que
  • quê

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɛ̃/

Adjective

quint (feminine singular quinte, masculine plural quints, feminine plural quintes)

  1. (dated) fifth, seldom used outside of titles
    L’empereur Charles-Quint; le pape Sixte-Quint.
    Synonym: cinquième
  2. (archaic, medicine) Occurring at an interval of five days.
    La fièvre quinte.

Noun

quint m (plural quints)

  1. (obsolete) A fifth

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

Probably from English squint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɪnt/
  • Hyphenation: quint

Verb

quint

  1. (vulgar) squeeze or contract the inner vaginal muscles, providing a tighter feel around the penis during intercourse.

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