See also: εκατόν

Ancient Greek edit

Ancient Greek numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: ἑκᾰτόν (hekatón)
    Ordinal: ἑκᾰτοστός (hekatostós)
    Adverbial: ἑκᾰτοντᾰ́κις (hekatontákis)
    Collective: ἑκατοντάς (hekatontás)

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *hekətón, from Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-ḱm̥tóm (one hundred), from *sem- + *ḱm̥tóm. The vowel of the first syllable is explained as from ἕν (hén). Cognates include Old English hundred (English hundred), Latin centum, Sanskrit शत (śatá), and Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬙𐬀(sata). According to Leiden scholars, another possibility is derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ḱm̥tóm, which is a regular outcome of *dḱm̥tóm if Lubotsky's Law is taken to be true.

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ἑκᾰτόν (hekatón) (ordinal ἑκᾰτοστός, adverbial ἑκᾰτοντᾰ́κις)

  1. hundred

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Descendants edit

  • Greek: εκατό (ekató)
  • Mariupol Greek: като́ (kató)
  • English: hecato-

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