Sexagenary
Sexagenary Sex*ag"e*na*ry, n. 1. Something composed of sixty parts or divisions. [1913 Webster]

2. A sexagenarian. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sexagenary — Sex*ag e*na*ry, a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty, sex six: cf. sexag[ e]naire. See {Six}.] Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old. [1913 Webster] {Sexagenary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sexagenary — /sek saj euh ner ee/, adj., n., pl. sexagenaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the number 60. 2. composed of or proceeding by sixties. 3. sexagenarian. n. 4. a sexagenarian. [1525 35; < L sexagenarius, equiv. to sexagen(i), distributive of… …   Universalium

  • sexagenary — 1. adjective a) of or pertaining to the number sixty; composed of, or proceeding by sixties b) sexagenarian 2. noun a) sexagesimal b) sexagenarian …   Wiktionary

  • sexagenary — adj. pertaining or indicating the number 60; proceeding by sixties; sexagenarian, 70 years old, of the age of 70; between the ages of 70 80sex·ag·e·nar·y || sek sægɪnerɪ /sek sÉ™dʒɪːnÉ™rɪ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sexagenary — sex·ag·e·nary …   English syllables

  • sexagenary — /sɛksəˈdʒinəri/ (say seksuh jeenuhree), /ˈsɛksədʒənəri/ (say seksuhjuhnuhree) adjective 1. of or relating to the number 60. 2. composed of or proceeding by sixties. 3. Rare → sexagenarian (def. 1). –noun (plural sexagenaries) 4. Rare → …   Australian English dictionary

  • sexagenary — I. (ˈ)sek|sajənerē, ri adjective Etymology: Latin sexagenarius containing or consisting of sixty, from sexageni sixty each (from sexaginta sixty, irregular influence of quadraginta forty from sex six + ginta akin to Latin ginti in viginti twenty) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sexagenary arithmetic — Sexagenary Sex*ag e*na*ry, a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty, sex six: cf. sexag[ e]naire. See {Six}.] Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sexagenary scale — Sexagenary Sex*ag e*na*ry, a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty, sex six: cf. sexag[ e]naire. See {Six}.] Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sexagenary cycle — The Chinese sexagenary cycle (zh cp|c=干支|p=gānzhī) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhī). This traditional Chinese calendrical… …   Wikipedia

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