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Sextīlis , e, adj. sextus,
I.sixth, only with mensis, of the month of August: MENSE SEXTILI, S. C. ap. Macr. S. 1, 12 fin.: “Sextili menso caminus,Hor. Ep. 1, 11, 19. —Hence, subst.: Sextīlis , is, m. (sc. mensis), the sixth (month); hence, the month of August, acc. to the old Roman reckoning (counting from March), afterwards called Augustus (v. h. v., and cf. Varr. L. L. 6, 4 fin.), Cic. Fam. 10, 26, 1: “Sextilem totum mendax desideror,Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 2: “Kalendae,of August, Liv. 3, 6; 6, 1 fin.: “Nonae, Idus,id. 41, 16.
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