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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cento (patchwork garment).

NounEdit

cento (plural centos or centones)

  1. A hotchpotch, a mixture; especially a piece made up of quotations from other authors, or a poem containing individual lines from other poems.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      Now look out in the GRADUS for Purus, and you find as the first synonime, lacteus, for coloratus, and the first synonime is purpureus. I mention this by way of elucidating one of the most ordinary processes in the ferrumination of these Centos.
    • 1915 September 1, Charles A. Graves, “The Forged Letter of General Lee”, in Southern Historical Society Papers, New Series, number 40, page 124:
      And Captain McCabe says: "I have always regarded the letter as a sort of 'cento' of odds and ends (badly put together) from Lee's genuine letters."
    • 2007, William Poole, “Out of his Furrow”, in London Review of Books, volume 29, number 3, page 16:
      Paradise Lost, as Teskey observes, is a cento, a vast echo chamber of classical texts, all twisted into new shapes.

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

cent +‎ -o

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsento/
  • Hyphenation: cen‧to
  • Rhymes: -ento
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NounEdit

cento (accusative singular centon, plural centoj, accusative plural centojn)

  1. hundred, group of one hundred of something

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cento, from Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

NumeralEdit

cento

  1. combining form of cen (100).

Usage notesEdit

The indeclinable form cen means "one hundred" only. To say "one hundred one", the combining form cento is used, as cento un or cento unha. Likewise, "one hundred thirty" is cento trinta, and "one hundred fifty-four" is cento cincuenta e catro.


InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

cento (plural centos)

  1. hundred

NumeralEdit

cento

  1. (cardinal) a hundred

ItalianEdit

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κέντρων (kéntrōn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

centō m (genitive centōnis); third declension

  1. A garment of several pieces sewed together; a patchwork
  2. A cap worn under the helmet

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative centō centōnēs
Genitive centōnis centōnum
Dative centōnī centōnibus
Accusative centōnem centōnēs
Ablative centōne centōnibus
Vocative centō centōnēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • cento in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cento in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cento in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cento in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cento in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cento, from Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cento m, f

  1. (only in compounds) one hundred
    Cento e duas pessoas vieram.
    One hundred and two people came.

Usage notesEdit

For 100 itself, cem is used.

NounEdit

cento m (plural centos)

  1. hundred (100 units of something)
    Comprei dois centos de maçãs.
    I bought two hundred apples. (literally: I bought two hundreds of apples)