The ordinal form of the number five.
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Origin of Fifth
From Middle English fifthe, fifte, fift, from Old English fīfta (“fifth”), from Proto-Germanic *femftô (“fifth”), equivalent to five + -th. Cognate with Scots fift, fyft (“fifth”), North Frisian fyfde (“fifth”), West Frisian fyfde (“fifth”), Dutch vijfde (“fifth”), Low German fifte, föfte, füfte (“fifth”), German fünfte (“fifth”), Danish femte (“fifth”), Swedish femte (“fifth”), Icelandic fimmta (“fifth”).
From the name of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, protecting various rights in United States legal proceedings.
Middle English from Old English fīfta penkwe in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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