Middle English Dictionary Entry

sixt(e num.
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(a) Ordinal number as adj.: sixth; (b) in phrases: the ~ calendes of october, the 26th of September; the ~ houre, the ~ tide (of the dai, noon, midday; the ~ houre of the night, midnight; the ~ hous, the sixth of the twelve sections of the celestial sphere; the ~ kne, the sixth generation; the ~ part, one sixth; (c) in combs.: ~ hundred, six hundredth; ~ peni, a customary rent.
(a) Ordinal number as noun: the sixth person, bishopric, commandment, age of the world, etc.; (b) mus. the interval of a sixth; (c) transl. of Geoffrey of Monmouth's L phrase Sextus hybernie, variously interpreted.