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sexagenarian

[sek-suh-juh-nair-ee-uh n] /ˌsɛk sə dʒəˈnɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
of the age of 60 years or between 60 and 70 years old.
noun
2.
a sexagenarian person.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin sexāgēnāri(us) sexagenary + -an
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sexagenarian

/ˌsɛksədʒɪˈnɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person from 60 to 69 years old
adjective
2.
being from 60 to 69 years old
3.
of or relating to a sexagenarian
Derived Forms
sexagenary (sɛkˈsædʒɪnərɪ) adjective, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin sexāgēnārius, from sexāgēnī sixty each, from sexāgintā sixty
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Word Origin and History for sexagenarian
n.

1738, "person sixty years old," from Latin sexagenarius "containing sixty," from sexagenarius, from sexageni "sixty each, sixty at a time," from sexaginta "sixty," from comb. form of sex (see six) + -genaria "ten times," from -ginta "tens," from PIE *dkm-ta-, from *dekm- "ten" (see ten). As an adjective from 1836.

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