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thirteen

EnglishEdit

English cardinal numbers
12 13 14
    Cardinal : thirteen
    Ordinal : thirteenth
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From Middle English thirttene, variant (through metathesis) of thrittene, from Old English þreotīene, þreotene, from Proto-Germanic *þritehun. Compare West Frisian trettjin, Dutch dertien, German dreizehn, Danish tretten.

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  • (next word stressed near the first syllable)
    (UK) IPA(key): /ˈθɜː.tiːn/
    (US) IPA(key): /ˈθɝ.tin/
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  • (next word stressed after the first syllable)
    (UK) IPA(key): /ˌθɜːˈtiːn/
    (US) IPA(key): /ˌθɝˈtin/
  • Rhymes: -iːn

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thirteen

  1. The cardinal number occurring after twelve and before fourteen, represented in Roman numerals as XIII and in Arabic numerals as 13.
    There are thirteen cards of each of the four suits in a deck of playing cards.

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