Quint French, German
Quinte Italian
Quinta Latin
Diapente Greek
Nete (unknown)
Pente Greek
Iula German?
Jula German

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Strictly speaking, these names are synonyms for Fifth, but they are often used for any fifth-sounding rank such as Twelfth and Nineteenth.

There are alternate meanings for the names Jula and Iula.

Variants

Bombard Quint
Cylinderquint
Flute Quint
Fullquinte
Gedecktquinte
Gemshornquinte
Grand Quint
Gross Quint
Grossquintenbass
Hohlquinte
Julaquinte
Lieblichquinte
Major Quinte
Nassatquinte
Octave Quint
Offenflötenquinte
Offenquintflöte
Quint Bass
Quint Diapason
Quint Trumpet
Quinte Bombarde
Quinte Ouverte
Quintenbass
Quintflöte
Quintspitz
Quintviole
Rohrflötenquinte
Rohrquinte
Spitzquinte
Sub Quint
Superquinte
Tromba Quint
Trombone Quint
Trompette Quinte
Trumpet Quint
Tuba Quint
ViolQuint
Waldquinte

Examples

Of the approximately 1130 examples of Quint[e] and Quinta listed in Osiris, half are at 2-2/3' pitch, one quarter are at 1-1/3' pitch, one sixth are at 5-1/5' pitch, one tenth are at 10-2/3' pitch, two each are (possibly erroneously) at 1' and 2' pitch, and one each are at 1/3' and 1/6' pitch. No examples are known of Diapente, Iula, Jula, Nete or Pente. Contributions welcome.

Bibliography

Adlung[1]: §179 Quinta. Audsley[1]: Quint. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Quint. Bedos[1]: Table of Contents. Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Quint. Grove[1]: Quint. Hopkins & Rimbault[1]: § 595. Irwin[1]: Quint. Sumner[1]: Quint. Wedgwood[1]: Diapente; Nete; Pente; Quint. Williams[1]: Glossary: Larigot; Nasard.
 
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