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 History of this Word

"quinque" is from "quinque" (five) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"quinque-" is a type of prefix


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

quinque- illustration The fields are decorated with various stamps: a quinquefoliate flower, a bird in a circle and flowers in a rectangle.
quinque- illustration Completion of the Quinquennial Review of the Patent Office was announced Thursday 22 March 2001.