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bissextile

[ bahy-seks-til, -tahyl, bih- ]
/ baɪˈsɛks tɪl, -taɪl, bɪ- /
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adjective
containing or noting the extra day of leap year: The years 1980 and 1984 were both bissextile.
noun
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Origin of bissextile

1585–95; <Late Latin bi(s)sextilis (annus) leap year, equivalent to bissext(us) bissextus + -ilis-ile
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British Dictionary definitions for bissextile

bissextile
/ (bɪˈsɛkstaɪl) /

adjective
(of a month or year) containing the extra day of a leap year
noun
a rare name for leap year

Word Origin for bissextile

C16: from Late Latin bissextilis annus leap year, from Latin bissextus, from bi- 1 + sextus sixth; referring to February 24, the 6th day before the Calends of March
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