quincunx

Definitions:

  • An arrangement of five objects or marks with one at each corner of a rectangle or square and one at the center.
  • A Roman brass coin of five unciæ.
  • A reliquary in the shape of a cross, the four parts of which can be folded over the central one.
  • An arrangement of five objects in a square, one at each corner and one in the middle (thus, ); especially, an arrangement, as of trees, in such squares continuously.
  • In <em>botany</em>, same as <internalXref urlencoded="quincuncial%20estivation">quincuncial estivation</internalXref> (which see, under <internalXref urlencoded="quincuncial">quincuncial</internalXref>).
  • In <em>astrology</em>, the position of planets when distant from each other five signs or 150°.
  • An arrangement of things by fives in a square or a rectangle, one being placed at each corner and one in the middle; especially, such an arrangement of trees repeated indefinitely, so as to form a regular group with rows running in various directions.
  • The position of planets when distant from each other five signs, or 150°.
  • A quincuncial arrangement, as of the parts of a flower in æstivation. See <er>Quincuncial</er>, 2.
  • An arrangement of five <xref>units</xref> in a pattern corresponding to the five-spot on <xref>dice</xref>, playing cards, or <xref>dominoes</xref>.
  • An <xref>angle</xref> of five-twelfths of a circle, or 150°, between two objects.
  • A <xref>bronze</xref> <xref>coin</xref> minted during the <xref>Roman Republic</xref>, valued at five-twelfths of an <xref>as</xref>.
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