(Sitz" bath`) [G. sitzbad.] A tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also, a bath so taken; a
(||Si"va) n. [Skr. Civa, properly, kind, gracious.] (Hindoo Myth.) One of the triad of Hindoo gods.
He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.
(||Si"van) n. [Heb. sivan.] The third month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year; supposed to
correspond nearly with our month of June.
(||Siv`a*the"ri*um) n. [NL., from E. Siva + Gr. a beast, an animal.] (Paleon.) A genus of
very large extinct ruminants found in the Tertiary formation of India. The snout was prolonged in the
form of a proboscis. The male had four horns, the posterior pair being large and branched. It was allied
to the antelopes, but very much larger than any exsisting species.
(Siv"er) v. i. To simmer. [Obs.] Holland.
(Siv"vens) n. (Med.) See Sibbens.
(Si"win) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Sewen.
Six Nations (Ethnol.), a confederation of North American Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras
and the Five Nations. Six points circle. (Geom.) See Nine points circle, under Nine.
(Six) a. [AS. six, seox, siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes, OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel.,
Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth. saíhs, Lith. szeszi, Russ. sheste, Gael. & Ir. se, W. chwech, L. sex, Gr.
Per. shesh, Skr. shash. &radic304. Cf. Hexagon, Hexameter, Samite, Senary, Sextant, Sice.]
One more than five; twice three; as, six yards.
1. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.
2. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.
To be at six and seven or at sixes and sevens, to be in disorder. Bacon. Shak. Swift.
(Six"fold`) a. [AS. sixfealand.] Six times repeated; six times as much or as many.
(Six"-foot`er) n. One who is six feet tall. [Colloq. U.S.]
(Six"pence) n.; pl. Sixpences An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling,
or about twelve cents.
(Six"pen`ny) a. Of the value of, or costing, sixpence; as, a sixpenny loaf.
(Six"score`) a. & n. [Six + score, n.] Six times twenty; one hundred and twenty.
(Six"-shoot`er) n. A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading
especially, a six-chambered revolver. [Colloq. U.S.]
(Six"teen`) a. [AS. sixtne, sixtne. See Six, and Ten, and cf. Sixty.] Six and ten; consisting
of six and ten; fifteen and one more.
1. The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects.