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Is there a word for 'four times as much', analogous to once, twice, and thrice?

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I don't care if it's not a word, I'm going to start using "frice" just to weird people out. –  Chris Dwyer Dec 14 '10 at 21:00
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I hereby propose that henceforth "quadrice" and "quince" shall mean four and five times, respectively! "He struck me not twice, not thrice, but quadrice!" "How ghastly! At least he didst not strike thee quince!" "Nay not at that moment, but later in the day he did!" –  Claudiu Dec 14 '10 at 21:34
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Actually, since once, twice, and thrice come from one, two, and three plus the Old English genitive ending -es (the source of the apostrophe-s for possessive), the correct words would be more along the lines of fource, fifce / fivce, sice, sevence, eightce, nince, tence, etc. –  Jon Purdy Dec 14 '10 at 23:40
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There is a charming book by Alastair Reid, called Ounce, Dice, Trice in which (among many other kinds of wordplay) he creates novel numbering systems. From memory, one is "ounce, dice, trice, quartz, quince, sago, serpent, oculist, novelist, dentist". –  Colin Fine Dec 15 '10 at 11:41
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Why was sago afraid of the serpent? Cause serpent oculist novelist!! Oh wait, darn... –  Claudiu Dec 15 '10 at 15:04

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Not according to the Oxford dictionaries:

These three are the only words of their type, and no further terms in the series have ever existed.

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No, there isn't.

What comes after once, twice, thrice?

Nothing! These three are the only words of their type, and no further terms in the series have ever existed.

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I would quote what that page says, just in case the link goes dead. –  RegDwigнt Dec 14 '10 at 19:50
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@RegDwight so would Dusty :) –  Sparr Dec 15 '10 at 9:25

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