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sextern

[ sek-stern ]
/ ˈsɛk stərn /
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noun Bookbinding.
six gathered sheets folded in two for binding together.
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Origin of sextern

1880–85; <Medieval Latin sexternum, equivalent to Latin sexsix + -ternum, as in Vulgar Latin *quaternum (see quire1)

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