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quin·cunx  audio  (kwnkngks) KEY 

NOUN:
An arrangement of five objects with one at each corner of a rectangle or square and one at the center.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin quncnx, quncnc-, five twelfths : qunque, five; see penkwe in Indo-European roots + ncia, twelfth part of a unit ; see ounce1


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