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Jan 14, 2015
This week’s theme
There’s a word for it

This week’s words
apricate
ascesis
senary
arenicolous
pregustator

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senary

PRONUNCIATION:
(SEN-uh-ree)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to the number six.
2. Having sixth rank.
3. Having six parts or things.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin senarius (consisting of six). Ultimately from the Indo-European root s(w)eks (six), which also gave us semester, siesta, and Sistine (named after Pope Sixtus IV). Earliest documented use: 1661

USAGE:
“‘Your father married six wives. ... You talk of this scandal. How can it compare with your father’s senary adventure in matrimony?’”
Jean Plaidy; The Complete Tudors; Broadway Books; 2010.

See more usage examples of senary in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. That is possible for him who never argues and strives with men and facts, but in all experience retires upon himself, and looks for the ultimate cause of things in himself. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobelist (14 Jan 1875-1965)

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