six

six O.E. siex, from P.Gmc. *sekhs (Cf. O.S. seks, O.N., O.Fris. sex, M.Du. sesse, Du. zes, O.H.G. sehs, Ger. sechs, Goth. saihs), from PIE *seks (Cf. Skt. sas, Avestan kshvash, Gk. hex, L. sex, O.C.S. sesti, Lith. sesi, O.Ir. se, Welsh chwech). Six-shooter is first attested 1844; six-pack of beverage is from 1952. Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other "little difference" is recorded from 1836. Phrase at sixes and sevens "hazarding all ones chances," is first in Chaucer, perhaps from dicing (the original form was on six and seven) and could be a corruption of on cinque and sice, using the Fr. names (which were common in M.E.) for the highest numbers on the dice.

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  • six — six …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • six — [ sis ] adj. numér. et n. m. • XIIIe; sis 1080; lat. sex REM. Six se prononce [ si ] devant un nom commençant par une consonne; [ siz ] devant un nom commençant par une voyelle; [ sis ] dans les autres cas. I ♦ Adj. numér. card. Nombre entier… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Six — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bruno Six (1906–1984), deutscher Politiker (CDU) Daniel Six (auch: Daniël Sicx, Zix; 1620–1674), Kaufmann der Niederländischen Ostindien Kompanie (VOC) in Formosa, Arakan und Japan Didier Six (* 1954),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • six — six·ain; six·er; six·ern; six·foil; six·mo; six·pence; six·pen·ny; six·pen·ny·worth; six·some; six·teen·mo; six·ty·ish; six·ty·pen·ny; six; six·fold; six·teen; six·teenth; six·ti·eth; six·ty; six·ty·fold; …   English syllables

  • six — [sıks] number, n [: Old English;] 1.) the number 6 ▪ six months ago ▪ She arrived just after six (=six o clock) . ▪ He learnt to play the violin when he was six (=six years old) . 2.) six figures/digits used to talk about a number that is between …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • six — SIX. adj. numeral de tout genre. Le nombre qui suit immediatement le nombre de cinq. Six hommes. six chevaux. carrosse à six chevaux. six pistoles. six escus, &c. Il est aussi quelquefois subst. Un six de chiffre. un six de carreau. joüer au… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • six — ► CARDINAL NUMBER 1) one more than five; 6. (Roman numeral: vi or VI.) 2) Cricket a hit that reaches the boundary without first striking the ground, scoring six runs. ● at sixes and sevens Cf. ↑at sixes and sevens ● …   English terms dictionary

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  • six — Six, nom numeral, omn. gen. Contenant six unitez, Sex. Dont il est fait. Six ans, Seni anni. Six fois, Sexies. Six cens fois, Sexcenties. L an six cens, Anno vrbis sexcentesimo. Qui contient six, Senarius …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SIX — Store, Köln SIX ist eine Marke des in Köln ansässigen Modeschmuckunternehmens beeline. Unter dem Namen SIX werden Modeschmuck, Piercings, sowie Silberschmuck, Textilaccessoires, Haarschmuck, Sonnenbrillen und modische Damenuhren verkauft. Neben… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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