from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of sextain.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
About 1607 William Drummond of Hawthornden penned a series of sixty-eight interspersed with songs, madrigals, and sextains, nearly all of which were translated or adapted from modern Italian sonnetteers.
An indefatigable rhymester, he had, during the whole of the journey, overwhelmed with quatrains, sextains, and madrigals, first the king, and then La Valliere.