Last modified on 30 August 2014, at 18:37
See also: cent, Cent., and cent-




Cent m (genitive Cents, plural Cent or Cents)

  1. cent, the smaller unit of the euro
  2. cent (in other currencies)

Usage notesEdit

The difference between the plurals Cent and Cents is equivalent to the difference between pence and pennies in English: The unchanged plural refers to an amount or value, whereas Cents may be used to mean a number of coins. However, the unchanged plural can be used for the latter meaning as well.

Old EnglishEdit


From Latin Cantia, from Brythonic Celtic *Cantus probably meaning ‘border, coastal region’.


Proper nounEdit

Cent f

  1. Kent

External linksEdit

  • Cent in Duden online