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 History of this Word

"quint" is from "quintus" (fifth) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this prefix,
quintuple
quintuplicate

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grammar is modifier

"quint-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "five" or "fifth" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

quint- illustration Area residents can contribute items to the Time Capsule that address issues raised by the Quincentennial.
quint- illustration We are proud to have commissioned several compositions for woodwind quintet.