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How does one say "sixth sense" or "feminine sense" in Latin?

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  • 'Or' or 'and' ?
    – cmw
    Nov 10, 2021 at 16:19
  • @cmw "vel"
    – Geremia
    Nov 10, 2021 at 18:21

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Sensus sextus, sive sensus muliebris.

Sensus is a perfectly fine word to use, and in fact sensus sextus is in use in nineteenth century Latin (at least, probably earlier if you look), which a quick Google search confirms. I don't believe a Classical citation for it exists, but they were familiar with the quinque sensus.

Either femininus or muliebris would have worked, but I chose the latter to avoid the grammatical associations with femininus. I don't believe either are attested with sensus in antiquity, but once again Neo-Latin gives an attestation, as I've found sensus muliebris in a sixteenth century text of Philo Judaeus, though the index points to a page in Greek, not Latin.

Sive is common in titles of works, and functions similarly to vel.

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