quint-, quinti-, quintu-, quin-

(Latin: fifth, five; a word element for 5)

1. Consisting of five parts, or occurring in sets of five.
2. Sets of five, or the fifth member of a set.
1. Pertaining to, characterized by, the number five; consisting of five (things or parts).
2. Of or belonging to the fifth order or rank; fifth in a series.
Used to describe leaves that occur in clusters of five.
quincunx, quincuncial
An arrangement of five objects in a square, with four at the corners and one in the center. Literally, "five" plus uncia, "a twelfth".
A member of a body, commission, etc., of fifteen men; especially one of the priests who had charge of the Sibylline books.
1. Happening once every fifteen years or a fifteenth anniversary.
2. Lasting for fifteen years.
3. A fifteenth year of existence or duration; fifteenth anniversary.

From Latin quindecim, "fifteen" [quinque, "five" plus decem, "ten" plus -ennial, "year"].

A government consisting of five hundred men.
quintessence (s) (noun), quintessences (pl)
1. The most important part of something: A musician told his audience that the quintessence of music is the melody.
2. A perfect example of something: Henry was the quintessence of calmness when his wife Mildred told him that their car had a dent in the fender because someone else had backed into it while it was parked at the supermarket.
3. Etymology: from Latin quinta essentia, "fifth essence."
The most perfect example.
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1. Representing the perfect example of a class or quality; a perfect experience.
2. The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
3. Being the most typical example or the most important part of something.