English - Alternative Forms
English - Etymology
From Middle English five, vif, fif, from Old English fīf (“five”), from Proto-Germanic *fimf (“five”) (compare West Frisian fiif, Dutch vijf, German fünf, Swedish fem, Icelandic fimm), from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (compare Welsh pump, Italian cinque, Tocharian A päñ, Tocharian B piś, Lithuanian penki, Russian пять (pjatʹ), Albanian pesë, pêsë, Ancient Greek πέντε (pénte), Armenian հինգ (hing), Persian پنج (panj), Sanskrit पञ्च (páñca)).
English - Pronunciation
English - Numeral
- (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six. This many dots (•••••)
English - Noun
- The digit/figure 5.
- (US) A five-dollar bill.
- Anything measuring five units, as length.
- A person who is five years old.
- five o'clock
- A short rest, especially one of five minutes.