a combining form meaning “five,” used in the formation of compound words:
before vowels quinqu-, word-forming element meaning “five, having five,” from Latin quinque “five,” by assimilation from PIE *penkwe (see five).
/ˌkwɪŋkwɪsɛnˈtiːnərɪ/ noun (pl) -naries 1. another name for quincentenary
[kwing-kwuh-fid, kwin-] /ˈkwɪŋ kwə fɪd, ˈkwɪn-/ adjective 1. cleft into five parts or lobes.
[kwing-kwuh-foil, kwin-] /ˈkwɪŋ kwəˌfɔɪl, ˈkwɪn-/ noun 1. (def 2).
[kwin-kwen-ee-uh l, kwing-] /kwɪnˈkwɛn i əl, kwɪŋ-/ adjective 1. of or lasting for five years. 2. occurring every five years. noun 3. something that occurs every five years. 4. a fifth anniversary. 5. a five-year term in office. 6. a quinquennium. /kwɪnˈkwɛnɪəl/ adjective 1. occurring once every five years or over a period of five […]