- noun the number 6
- noun a shot by the batsman that sends the ball over the boundary without bouncing, resulting in an addition of six runs to the batsman’s scoreCitation ‘A six is at once an expression of a batsman’s command – however temporary – and an act of defiance’ (Bose 1990)
Origin & History of “six”
The Indo-European ancestor of six was *seks, which also produced Latin sex (source of English sextant, sextuplet, etc), Greek héx, Welsh chwech, Russian shest’, etc. The word’s Germanic relatives include German sechs, Dutch zes, and Swedish and Danish sex.