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Cinque

Cinque \Cinque\, n. [F. cinq, fr. L. quinque five. See Five.] Five; the number five in dice or cards.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cinque

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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cinque

n. The number five as seen on a die or on a card.

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cinque

n. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one [syn: five, 5, V, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe]

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Cinque

From the Latin quinque, Cinque carries the meaning of "five" in Italian.

Cinque may refer to:

In places:

  • Cinque Ports, five English ports making up the Confederation of the Cinque Ports
  • Cinque Terre, five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia in Italy
  • Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, founded in 1892, is in the town of Deal, Kent in Southern England
  • Cinque Island, an island in the Andaman archipelago, India

In people:

  • Vincenzo Cinque (1852-1929), Italian sculptor
  • Joseph Cinqué, the name given by the Spanish to Sengbe Pieh, leader of the La Amistad slave revolt
  • Cinque Mtume, the name adopted by Donald DeFreeze, the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Joe Cinque, an Australian murder victim
    • Joe Cinque's Consolation, a book about the murder of Joe Cinque
  • Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, a ceremonial official in the United Kingdom
  • Cinque, a character in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers
  • Cinque Izumi, a character in Dog Days

In other uses:

  • Cinquecento, the Renaissance in literature and art in the sixteenth century
  • Fiat Cinquecento, a model of car
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque, a variant of the Pagani Zonda automobile

Usage examples of "cinque".

It seems that some honest mariners of Dover, or Sandwich, or some one of the Cinque Ports, had after a hard chase succeeded in killing and beaching a fine whale which they had originally descried afar off from the shore.

Harold gathered was therefore led by his own few ships, but the rest were the ordinary trading ships of the Cinque Ports, augmented from other harbours along the south coast.

The chartered ships made for the Cinque Ports or whatever other harbours they had come from.

When they entered the little dining-room of the Cinque Torre Hutte, they found it occupied by a party of English people, eating omelettes, who looked at Anna with faint signs of recognition, but did not cease talking in voices that all had a certain half-languid precision, a slight but brisk pinching of sounds, as if determined not to tolerate a drawl, and yet to have one.

Now the Cinque Ports are partially or somehow under the jurisdiction of a sort of policeman or beadle, called a Lord Warden.

Holding the office directly from the crown, I believe, all the royal emoluments incident to the Cinque Port territories become by assignment his.

For you must know that one of the princesses had recently suffered betrothal in the newspapers, and supposing her to deign to ratify the engagement, what so reasonable on the part of a Cinque Port chieftain as to congratulate his liege mistress, her illustrious mother?

Sir Thomas Cheney, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, of whom it is reported for a certain, that his pulse did beat more than three quarters of an hour after he was dead, as strongly as if he had been still alive.

Between me and me I thought quattro very well, but probably Lowell had in mind some end which cinque would have fitted better.

Long afterwards when I had been the means of getting him cinque for a poem one-tenth the length, he spoke of the payment to me.

Successivamente finii col recintare altri cinque appezzamenti per farvi pascolare le mie capre, e dei piccoli ovili nei quali facevo entrare le bestie quando avevo bisogno di prenderle, oltre a cancelletti che mettevano in comunicazione un recinto con l'altro.

Aveva trascinato e trasportato fuori tutti i mobili più piccoli, distribuendoli tra le altre cinque stanze del secondo piano.

Sulla scala, sussultarono quando l'orologio dell'atrio battè le cinque.

Riempii il primo di viveri, cioè pane, riso, tre formaggi olandesi, cinque pezzi di carne di capretto disseccata, di cui solitamente ci nutrivamo, e un piccolo residuo di grano europeo che tenevamo in disparte per cibarne qualche pollo che avevamo imbarcato con noi, ma che poi ci eravamo mangiati.

      As it chanced, a large Spanish carak named 'Las Cinque Llagas,' or 'The Five Wounds,' was about to sail for Hispaniola, and having obtained a licence to trade, I took passage in her under my assumed name of d'Aila, passing myself off as a merchant.