Origin: ME qwaintan < OFr quintaine < ML quintana < L quintana (via), street in a Roman camp separating the fifth maniple from the sixth (later, marketplace) < quintanus, of the fifth < quintus, fifth: see quintet
See quintain in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English quintaine
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , probably from Latin quīntāna (via), fifth (street in a Roman camp, supposedly used for military exercises)
Origin: , from quīntus, fifth; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.
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