sexagenary

sexagenary

[sek-saj-uh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the number 60.
2.
composed of or proceeding by sixties.
noun, plural sexagenaries.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin sexāgēnārius, equivalent to sexāgēn(ī), distributive of sexāgintā sixty + -ārius -ary

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sexagenarian (ˌsɛksədʒɪˈnɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  a person from 60 to 69 years old
 
adj
2.  being from 60 to 69 years old
3.  of or relating to a sexagenarian
 
[C18: from Latin sexāgēnārius, from sexāgēnī sixty each, from sexāgintā sixty]
 
sexagenary
 
adj, —n

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