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quint (n.)

mid-15c., quinte (late 13c. in Anglo-French), "a tax of one-fifth," from Old French quint, from Latin quintus "the fifth," ordinal to quinque "five" (from PIE root *penkwe- "five"). Used in English for "group or set of five" since 17c. First attested 1935 as a shortening of quintuplet (American English; British English prefers quin); used originally of the Dionne quintuplets, born May 28, 1934, near Callander, Ontario, Canada (compare quin).

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Definitions of quint

quint (n.)
the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one;
Synonyms: five / " / v / cinque / quintet / fivesome / quintuplet / pentad / fin / Phoebe / Little Phoebe
quint (n.)
one of five children born at the same time from the same pregnancy;
Synonyms: quintuplet / quin
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