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cinque

[singk] /sɪŋk/
noun
1.
the five at dice, cards, etc.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English cink < Old French cinq < Vulgar Latin *cinque, for Latin quīnque five
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  • Lord warden of the cinque ports is a ceremonial official in the united kingdom.
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cinque

/sɪŋk/
noun
1.
the number five in cards, dice, etc
Word Origin
C14: from Old French cinq five
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Word Origin and History for cinque
n.

used for "five" in English in some situations, especially at cards or dice, late 14c., from French cinq, dissimilated from Latin quinque "five," in Late Latin also cinque (see five).

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