The Greek and Latin name was first used of the hermits, but was early widened to embrace the coenobites.
Segesvar was founded by Saxon colonists at the end of the r 2th century; its Latin name was Castrum Sex.
Linnaeus adopted Ray's conception of species, but he made species a practical reality by insisting that every species shall have a double Latin name - the first half to be the name of the genus common to several species, and the second half to be the specific name.
The Latin name of Sicum is adopted in public inscriptions; but the city cannot be identified with the Roman colony of Sicum, which was probably situated farther south.
The origin of the Latin name secale, which exists in a modified form among the Basques and Bretons, is not explained.