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bissextus

  • noun
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Grammar
bissextus, gen. bissexte
The intercalary day of leap-year; also leap-year
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  • Sume preóstas secgað ꝥ bissextus cume þurh ꝥ,ꝥ Iosue ábæd æt Gode ꝥ seó sunne stód stille . . . Nis nǽfre þurh ꝥ bissextus . . . Bis is twuwa, sextus se syxta, bissextus twuwa syx, for þám wé cweðað on ðám geáre nú tódæg sexta kl. Martii, and eft on merigen

    sexta kl. Martii,

      Lch. iii. 262, 7-18.
  • Be rihte bissexte (bisexte,

    v. l.) de ratione bissexti,

      Bd. 5, 23; Sch. 698, 1.
  • Þá tída maciað ǽfre ymbe ꝥ feórðe geár þone dæg and þá niht þe wé hátað bissextum,

      Lch. iii. 246, 14.
Etymology
[v. N. E. D. bissext.]
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v. bises.
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v.  bises.
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