How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"quinque" is from "quinque" (five) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "five" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|The fields are decorated with various stamps: a quinquefoliate flower, a bird in a circle and flowers in a rectangle.|
|Completion of the Quinquennial Review of the Patent Office was announced Thursday 22 March 2001.|