bissextile

bissextile
/buy seks"til, -tuyl, bi-/, adj.
1. containing or noting the extra day of leap year: The years 1980 and 1984 were both bissextile.
n.
2. See leap year.
[1585-95; < LL bi(s)sextilis (annus) leap year, equiv. to bissext(us) BISSEXTUS + -ilis -ILE]

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  • bissextile — 1580s (n.); 1590s (adj.), in reference to Roman leap year, from L.L. (annus) bissextilis leap year, lit. the twice sixth day, because the sixth day before the Calends of March was doubled …   Etymology dictionary

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