five


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Five \Five\ (f[imac]v), n.
   1. The number next greater than four, and less than six; five
      units or objects.
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            Five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
                                                  --Matt. xxv.
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   2. A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Five \Five\ (f[imac]v), a. [OE. fif, five, AS. f[imac]f,
   f[imac]fe; akin to D. vijf, OS. f[imac]f, OHG. finf, funf, G.
   f["u]nf, Icel. fimm, Sw. & Sw. Dan. fem, Goth. fimf, Lith.
   penki, W. pump, OIr. c['o]ic, L. quinque, Gr. pe`nte, [AE]ol.
   pe`mpe, Skr. pa[~n]can. [root]303. Cf. Fifth, Cinque,
   Pentagon, Punch the drink, Quinary.]
   Four and one added; one more than four.
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   Five nations (Ethnol.), a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois
      Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas,
      Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region
      which is now the State of new York.
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