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  1. of or relating to the number six.
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Origin of senary

1655–65; < Latin sēnārius, equivalent to sēn(ī) six each (derivative of sex six) + -ārius -ary
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  • In this he is not original: his fame must rest on his senary tripod.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

    Augustus de Morgan

  • Treating the absurd with sum series-ness, he regains his expansion, permuting his functions to accord with the senary.

  • Senary, sen′ar-i, adj. containing six: of or belonging to six.

  • The language of the Sundas,209 or mountaineers of Java, contains traces of senary counting.

    The Number Concept

    Levi Leonard Conant

  • But no one has, because of this likeness, ever suggested that these tribes ever counted by the senary method.

    The Number Concept

    Levi Leonard Conant

British Dictionary definitions for senary


  1. of or relating to the number six; having six parts or units
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin sēnārius, from sēnī six each, from sex six
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