bissextile leap(-year). XVI. — late L. bis(s)extilis (sc. annus year) year of the bissextus intercalary day inserted in the Julian calendar every fourth year after the sixth day before the calends of March (24 Feb.), f. bis twice + sextus SIXTH.
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