Origin of five
Examples from the Web for five
“It was Stephen Hawking and five other Nobel laureates,” Krauss recalled.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Big Five banks dubbed too big to fail, are 35 percent bigger than they were when the meltdown was triggered.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The judges who handle arraignments at criminal court in all five boroughs have a small fraction of their usual caseloads.
After four or five months of casual interaction, they realized they both had lost a young parent to cancer.
“The play contains one five minute scene about James Hewitt,” Conway says.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This was near being the death of us both, as the two critics together would have turned the scale at near five hundred.
Her name is among the five abbesses who signed a charter granting church privileges at a Kentish Witanagemot.Early Double Monasteries|Constance Stoney
The country for five to ten miles to the east of our track appeared open and grassy, basalt being the prevailing rock.Journals of Australian Explorations|A C and F T Gregory
It might cost five hundred pounds to find him, it might cost five thousand.My Strangest Case|Guy Boothby
He dismissed the Master of the Taoists and ordered the five victims to be buried.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
British Dictionary definitions for five
- amounting to fivefive minutes; five nights
- (as pronoun)choose any five you like Related prefixes: penta-, quinque-
Word Origin for five
Word Origin and History for five
Old English fif, from Proto-Germanic *fimfe (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon fif, Dutch vijf, Old Norse fimm, Old High German funf, Gothic fimf), from PIE *penkwe- (cf. Sanskrit panca, Greek pente, Latin quinque, Old Church Slavonic peti, Lithuanian penke, Old Welsh pimp). The sound shift that removed the *-m- is a regular development involving Old English, Old Frisian, and Old Saxon (cf. thought, from stem of think; couth from *kunthaz; us from *uns.
Slang five-finger discount "theft" is from 1966. Five o'clock shadow attested by 1937. The original five-year plan was 1928 in the U.S.S.R.
Idioms and Phrases with five
see take five.