sexagenary

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adjective

sex·​ag·​e·​nary
(ˈ)sek¦sajənerē,
-ri
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: of, relating to, or based on the number 60
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sexagenary

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noun

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plural -es

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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) + -arius -ary

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“Sexagenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexagenary. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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