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...and someone in their seventies is a "septagenarian," and someone in their sixties is a "sexagenarian," then what is someone in their fifties called?

It is NOT "pentageniarian" or "penagenarian." And I really don't know what else to look up (Article I on Why Dictionaries are Useless).

You have until 9:30 to help me. I'll be up all night. Thanks. ;)
 

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Hepta! Yes, of course...let me check....

No..."hepta" is seven. Which is also "septa." Dang. :mad:
 

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A fifty-year-old person? lol Sorry, I looked it up and it's the only translation my dictionary gives.
 

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Martian Julien said:
A fifty-year-old person? lol Sorry, I looked it up and it's the only translation my dictionary gives.
There honestly may not be a similar numerical-prefixed term for a fifty-year-old person, like the examples I gave above. But "fifty-year-old" sounds so ungainly. :(
 

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And it gives octogenarian, septagenarian etc so I guess you don't have a word for that in English...

And in French 5 is cinq but someone in their fifties is called a "quinquagénaire".
 

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In English it's quinquagenarian
Beautiful, perfect, that's exactly it...thank you :worship:

I'll credit you :D

I never would have even come close to using that prefix :eek:
 

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Hurley said:
...and someone in their seventies is a "septagenarian," and someone in their sixties is a "sexagenarian," then what is someone in their fifties called?

It is NOT "pentageniarian" or "penagenarian." And I really don't know what else to look up (Article I on Why Dictionaries are Useless).

You have until 9:30 to help me. I'll be up all night. Thanks. ;)






Middle Aged! :mad:
 

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Hurley said:
Beautiful, perfect, that's exactly it...thank you :worship:

I'll credit you :D

I never would have even come close to using that prefix :eek:
No, actually I looked at the French word Julien gave us and worked out what it must be. :D

Hope it was in time for whatever you needed it for.
 
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