Etymology
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sextile (adj.)

late 14c., in astrology, of two planets, "at an angular distance of 60 degrees;" 1590s (n.); from Latin sextilis (adj.) "the sixth" (in classical Latin used only in the calendar, with mensis, as the old name of August); from sextus "sixth," from sex "six" (see six).

updated on July 11, 2022

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