Sextile
Sextile Sex"tile, n. [Cf. F. aspect sextil.] (Astrol.) The aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: ********. --Hutton. [1913 Webster]

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  • sextile — ⇒SEXTILE, adj. fém. HIST. [Dans le calendrier républicain] Année sextile. Année qui comptait un sixième jour complémentaire. (Dict. XIXe et XXe s.). Prononc.:[ ]. Étymol. et Hist. 1798 année sextile (Ac. Suppl.); 1842 jour sextil (Ac. Compl.).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sextile — Sex tile, a. [F. sextil, fr. L. sextus the sixth, from sex six. See {Six}.] (Astrol.) Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sextile — 1550s (adj.); 1590s (n.); from L. sextilis, from sextus “sixth” (see SEXTUS (Cf. Sextus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sextile — [seks′təl] n. [L sextilis < sextus, SIXTH] Astrol. the aspect of two celestial bodies 60 degrees, or one sixth of a circle, apart adj. Astrol. designating this aspect …   English World dictionary

  • sextile — /sek stil, stuyl/, adj. 1. Astron. noting or pertaining to the aspect or position of two heavenly bodies when 60° distant from each other. n. 2. Astron. a sextile position or aspect. 3. Astrol. a sextile position or aspect, conducive to mental… …   Universalium

  • sextile — 1. adjective /ˈsɛks.taɪl/ Of or noting the aspect or position of any two celestial bodies separated by 60°. 2. noun /ˈsɛks.taɪl/ a) A / piece segment. b) A sextile aspect or position …   Wiktionary

  • sextile — /ˈsɛkstaɪl/ (say sekstuyl) Astrology –adjective 1. denoting or relating to the aspect or position of two heavenly bodies when 60° distant from each other. –noun 2. a sextile position or aspect. {Latin sextīlis sixth} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sextile — [ sɛkstʌɪl, tɪl] noun Astrology an aspect of 60° (one sixth of a circle). Origin ME: from L. sextilis, from sextus sixth …   English new terms dictionary

  • sextile — sex·tile …   English syllables

  • sextile — sex•tile [[t]ˈsɛk stɪl, staɪl[/t]] adj. astron. noting or pertaining to the aspect or position of two heavenly bodies when 60° distant from each other • Etymology: 1550–60; < ML sextīlis, L: the sixth month =sext(us) sixth+ īlis ile III …   From formal English to slang

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