- the five at dice, cards, etc.
Origin of cinque
Related Words for cinquecinquefoil, pentangle, pentagram, quintuple, lustrum, cinque, quinquennium, pentacle, quintuplet, pentagon, limerick, pentad, quincunx, quinquennial, quintuplicate
Examples from the Web for cinque
Contemporary Examples of cinque
My buddies and I took a train up to Cinque Terre, which is a beautiful part of Italy in wine country.‘My First Time’: Josh Duhamel on His First Kiss, First Heartbreak & More
August 23, 2013
I hiked the Cinque Terre with Dan, and have gotten dozens of early reads from him.Jess Walter: How I Write
February 20, 2013
Historical Examples of cinque
This was a famous name among the sailors of the Cinque Ports.
Here we are in the tenth century, and this group is cinque cento.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Edward I. granted this privilege to the barons of the Cinque Ports.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
A third element in the fleet was obtained from the Cinque Ports.Famous Sea Fights
John Richard Hale
He also came in conflict with the Barons of the Cinque Ports.The Story of London
Henry B. Wheatley
- the number five in cards, dice, etc
Word Origin for cinque
Word Origin and History for cinque
used for "five" in English in some situations, especially at cards or dice, late 14c., from French cinq, dissimilated from Latin quinque "five," in Late Latin also cinque (see five).