Basketball positions, fingers and toes, food groupings, the Great Lakes, oceans, senses, U.S. military branches, and English vowels are examples of objects that occur in groups of five. The Marx brothers and the Spice Girls are among the five-member groups of people.
The five positions in basketball are the centre, the point guard, the power forward, the shooting guard, and the small forward. Dairy, fruits, grains, proteins, and vegetables are the five food groups. The five Great Lakes are Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior, and the five oceans are the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern. The five senses are touch, hearing, sight, and smell. The Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy are the five branches of the United States military. English has five vowels: a, e, I o, and u.
The Marx brothers are known by the names Chico, Groucho, Gummo, Harpo, and Zeppo. The Spice Girls were a five-member British music group best recognised by their nicknames: Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary, and Sporty.
The majority of penta-prefixed nouns refer to a collection of five objects. A pentathlon, for instance, consists of five athletic events: cross-country running, equestrian, fencing, shooting, and swimming. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy are the five books that comprise the Pentateuch.