(||Quin`quen*na"li*a) n. pl. [L., fr. quinquennalis. See Ouinquennial.] (Rom. Antiq.) Public games celebrated every five years.

(Quin*quen"ni*al) a. [L. quinquennalis and quinquennis; quinque five + annus year. See Five, and cf. Biennial.] Occurring once in five years, or at the end of every five years; also, lasting five years. A quinquennial event.

(Quin*quen"ni*um) n. [L.] Space of five years.

(Quin*quep"ar*tite) a. [L. quinquepartitus; quinque five + partitus, p. p. of partire to divide: cf. F. quinquépartite.]

1. Consisting of five parts.

2. (Bot.) Divided into five parts almost to the base.

(Quin"que*reme) n. [L. quinqueremis; quinque five + remus an oar: cf. F. quinquérème] A galley having five benches or banks of oars; as, an Athenian quinquereme.

(Quin"que*syl`la*ble) n. [Quinque- + syllable.] A word of five syllables.

(Quin"que*valve Quin`que*val"vu*lar) a. [Quinque- + valve, valvular: cf. F. quinquévalve.] (Bot.) Having five valves, as a pericarp.

(||Quin"que*vir) n.; pl; E. Quinquevirs L. Quinqueviri [L., fr. quinque Five + vir man.] (Bot. Antiq.) One of five commissioners appointed for some special object.

(||Quin*qui"na) n. [NL. & F. See Quinine.] Peruvian bark.

(Quin*quiv"a*lent) a. [Quinque- + L. valens, -entis, p. pr. See Valence.] (Chem.) Same as Pentavalent.

(Quin"sy) n. [Contr. fr. squinancy, F. esquinancie, L. cynanche a sort of sore throat, Gr. sore throat, dog quinsy, fr. dog + to choke; cf. also L. synanche sore throat, Gr. . Cf. Hound, Anger, and Cynanche.] (Med.) An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation; — called also squinancy, and squinzey.

(Quint) n. [F. quinte, fr. L. quintus, quinta, the fifth, quinque five. See Five.]

1. A set or sequence of five, as in piquet.

2. (Mus.) The interval of a fifth.

(Quin"tain) n. [F. quintaine, LL. quintana; cf. W. chwintan a kind of hymeneal game.] An object to be tilted at; — called also quintel. [Written also quintin.]

A common form in the Middle Ages was an upright post, on the top of which turned a crosspiece, having on one end a broad board, and on the other a sand bag. The endeavor was to strike the board with the lance while riding under, and get away without being hit by the sand bag. "But a quintain, a mere lifeless block." Shak.

(Quin"tal) n. [F., fr. Sp. quintal, fr. Ar. qintar a weight of 100 lbs., prob. fr. L. centenarius consisting of a hundred, fr. centeni a hundred each, fr. centum a hundred. See Hundred, and cf. Kentle.]

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