sextern

[ sek-stern ]
/ ˈsɛk stərn /

noun Bookbinding.

six gathered sheets folded in two for binding together.

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earnest

Origin of sextern

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

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