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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
    Commented Dec 14, 2010 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
    Commented Dec 14, 2010 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
    Commented Dec 14, 2010 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
    Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 11:41
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    Why was sago afraid of the serpent? Cause serpent oculist novelist!! Oh wait, darn...
    – Claudiu
    Commented Dec 15, 2010 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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