LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the noun desmits (group of ten), from *desimtis by metathesis, from Proto-Baltic *dešimtis, from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥t (ten) with a suffix -(t)i-s marking collective number (“group of ten”).

PronunciationEdit

Latvian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : desmit
    Ordinal : desmitais
    Multiplier : desmitreiz
    Nominal : desmitnieks
    Fractional : desmitdaļa
Latvian Wikipedia article on desmit
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NumeralEdit

desmit

  1. ten (the cipher, the cardinal number ten)
    skaitīt līdz desmitto count to ten
    pieci un pieci ir desmitfive plus five is ten
    desmit un desmit ir divdesmitten plus ten is twenty
  2. ten (an amount equal to ten)
    desmit āboluten apples
    samaksāt desmit latuto pay ten lats
    nobraukt desmit kilometruto travel ten kilometers
    desmit gados man jāapmāca...in ten years I have to train, instruct...
  3. ten o'clock (a moment in time; ten hours after midnight, or after noon)
    pulkstenis ir desmitit is ten o'clock
    lekcija sākas desmitosthe lesson begins at ten o'clock
    jāgaida līdz desmitiem(we) must wait until ten o'clock

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