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Origin of senary

1655–65; < Latin sēnārius, equivalent to sēn(ī) six each (derivative of sex six) + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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hexagonal, semestral, senary, sextuple

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British Dictionary definitions for senary


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

Word Origin for senary

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