One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A quire consisting of six sheets of parchment or paper folded in two, so as to give twelve leaves.
Late 19th century. From post-classical Latin sexternus from classical Latin sex six + -ternus. Compare Middle French sexterne, Middle High German sextern (German † Sextern). Compare post-classical Latin sexternio.
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