Six Nations
Six Six, a. [AS. six, seox, siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes, OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth. sa['i]hs, Lith. szeszi, Russ. sheste, Gael. & Ir. se, W. chwech, L. sex, Gr. ??, Per. shesh, Skr. shash. [root]304. Cf. {Hexagon}, {Hexameter}, {Samite}, {Senary}, {Sextant}, {Sice}.] One more than five; twice three; as, six yards. [1913 Webster]

{Six Nations} (Ethnol.), a confederation of North American Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras and the Five Nations.

{Six points circle}. (Geom.) See {Nine points circle}, under {Nine}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Six Nations — n. the Five Nations plus the Tuscaroras, constituting a later confederacy of Iroquoian peoples …   English World dictionary

  • Six Nations — noun a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations) • Syn: ↑Iroquois League, ↑League of Iroquois, ↑Five Nations • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Six-Nations — Cinq Nations  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Cinq tribus civilisées ou Tournoi des cinq nations. Les Iroquois étaient regroupés dans une confédération de cinq nations : les Tsonnontouans, les Onnontagués, les Goyogouins, les Onneiouts… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Six Nations — Cinq Nations  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Cinq tribus civilisées ou Tournoi des cinq nations. Les Iroquois étaient regroupés dans une confédération de cinq nations : les Tsonnontouans, les Onnontagués, les Goyogouins, les Onneiouts… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Six Nations — noun an annual rugby union tournament between the nations of Italy, France, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, the successor to the Five Nations tournament …   Wiktionary

  • Six Nations — Five Nations plus the Tuscaroras (see Five Nations) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Six Nations — /sɪks ˈneɪʃənz/ (say siks nayshuhnz) noun the Five Nations of the Iroquois confederacy and the Tuscaroras. See Five Nations …   Australian English dictionary

  • Six Nations — the Five Nations of the Iroquois confederacy and the Tuscaroras. * * * …   Universalium

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