Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fifth, in my words

finta : fifth

The Illunse word for fifth is finta. Finta is an uncommon last name. Finta is a Brazilian sportswear brand. In Italian, Portuguese and Spanish finta means feint. In Old English finta means "tail; consequence, result". Finta (or Finta Mare) is the name of a city in Romania.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for fifth fífta (fifth, as an ordinal), and the Latin word for fifth quintus (fifth (in a series); 5th part), which I transliterate to cwintus.

My Illunse word for five is finec.

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