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EtymologyEdit

From novem (nine) + decem (ten).

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novemdecim (indeclinable)

  1. (rare) nineteen; 19
    • 1714, Demetrius Cantemir, Descriptio Moldaviae, caput IV
      Posteaquam vero sequentibus temporibus Turcarum tyrannide oppressa esset Bassarabia Aronis principis perfidia tradita Tigine cum duabus partibus, novemdecim tantum regiones, neque hae integrae, hodiernis principibus remanserunt.

Usage notesEdit

This form is rare, and is found primarily in bookish post-Classical Latin. The usual word for nineteen in Classical Latin is ūndēvīgintī.

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