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bissextile

Class:

adjective | noun

Etymology:

Latin bisextilis ("containing an intercalary day"), from bisextus ("intercalary...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Leap year | intercalary | bissextile year

a year containing one additional day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, a calendar that had the same number of days in... (44 of 4302 words, 7 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

bissextile | leap year [rare, sense-specific]

(of a month or year) containing the extra day of a leap year | a rare name for "leap year" (19 of 280 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bissextile

American Heritage Dictionary:

bissextile

Of or relating to a leap year. | Of or relating to the extra day falling in a leap year. | A leap year. (22 of 74 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bissextile

New World Dictionary:

bissextile

denoting the extra day (February 29) of a leap year | designating or of a leap year | [rare] "leap year" (19 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

bissextile | bissextiles [plural]

Having an extra day (of a leap year). | A leap year; A year having an extra day. (17 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bissextile

Random House Dictionary:

bissextile | leap year [sense-specific]

containing or noting the extra day of leap year. | "leap year" (11 of 28 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bissextile

Encarta Dictionary:

bissextile | bissextiles [plural]

having the extra day in a year that makes it a leap year | Same as leap year (17 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861590819​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

bissextile | bissextiles [plural]

Origin: Latin bisextilis ("containing an intercalary day"), from bisextus ("intercalary day"), from bis- ("two") + sextus ("sixth"). In leap years there were two sixth days before March in the Roman calendar, thus the succession... (33 of 44 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bissextile

American Heritage Dictionary:

bissextile

Origin: Late Latin bissextīlis, containing an intercalary day, from bisextus (diēs), bis sextus (diēs) and Latin bisextum, ... (16 of 43 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

bissextile

Origin: Late Latin bisextilis, containing an intercalary day from bisextus from bis, twice (see "bi-") + sextus, sixth: Feb. 24 ... (19 of 31 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bissextile

Collins Dictionary:

bissextile

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Late Latin bissextilis annus leap year, from Latin bissextus, from bi-1 + sextus sixth; referring to February 24, ... (21 of 28 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bissextile

Online Etymology:

bissextile

Origin: Roman leap year, Late Latin (annus) bissextilis "leap year", literally "the twice sixth-day", because the sixth day before the Calends of March ... (22 of 24 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=bissextile

Encarta Dictionary:

bissextile | bissextiles [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: late Latin bissextilus from Latin bissextus (dies) "twice-sixth (day)", February 24, the sixth day before March 1, counted twice in a ... (24 of 31 etymology words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861590819​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

bissextile | bissextiles [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bissextile"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bissextile

Collins Dictionary:

bissextile

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bissextile"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bissextile

the Free Dictionary:

bissextile

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "bissextile"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "bissextile" by speech synthesizer

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YourDictionary Audio:

bissextile

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bissextile" by speech synthesizer

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