masc. proper name, from Latin, properly "the sixth," originally denoting a sixth child, from sextus "sixth," from sex "six" (see six; also see Octavian).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • But Sextus knew right well what his father would have him do.

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church

  • Sextus Quintus was not of so generous and forgiving a temper.

    Essays and Tales

    Joseph Addison

  • Sextus of Chaeronea, a Stoic philosopher, nephew of Plutarch.


    Marcus Aurelius

  • I wish I could introduce you to my friend, Mr. Sextus Parker.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • Sextus, she said, was so much away, coming down to Dovercourt only every other day!

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope