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masc. proper name, from Latin, properly "the sixth," originally denoting a sixth child, from sextus "sixth," from sex "six" (see six; also see Octavian).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • But sextus knew right well what his father would have him do.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • sextus Quintus was not of so generous and forgiving a temper.

    Essays and Tales Joseph Addison
  • sextus of Chaeronea, a Stoic philosopher, nephew of Plutarch.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • I wish I could introduce you to my friend, Mr. sextus Parker.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • sextus, she said, was so much away, coming down to Dovercourt only every other day!

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • sextus Clodius, who had been foremost among the rioters, was also condemned.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • Antony could have brought back sextus without Cicero, and Cicero knew that he could do so.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • This he said to reproach Antonius, who had the house that had belonged to the father of sextus.

  • Meanwhile I must ask you one thing: do not be too abrupt with sextus Furius.

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