Glossary of Medical Terms

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Four and one added; one more than four. Five nations, a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region which is now the State of new York. Origin: OE. Fif, five, AS. Fif, fife; akin to D. Vijf, OS. Fif, OHG. Finf, funf, G. Funf, Icel. Fimm, Sw. & Sw. Dan. Fem, Goth. Fimf, Lith. Penki, W. Exhaust, OIr. Coic, L. Quinque, Gr, aeol, Skr. Pacan. 303. Cf. Fifth, Cinque, Pentagon, Punch the drink, Quinary. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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