See also: quatre-vîngts

French edit

French numbers (edit)
800[a], [b]
[a], [b] ←  70 [a], [b] ←  79 80 81  → [a], [b], [c], [d], [e] 90  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal (vigesimal): quatre-vingts
    Cardinal (decimal): huitante, octante
    Ordinal (vigesimal): quatre-vingtième
    Ordinal (decimal): huitantième, octantième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 80e, (now nonstandard) 80ème

Etymology edit

From quatre (four) and vingt (twenty), both of which are derived from Latin. The vigesimal pattern of expressing 80 as 4×20, however, is of Celtic origin; see, for example, Irish fichead. (The Latin for 80 is octōgintā.).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ka.tʁə.vɛ̃/
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Numeral edit

quatre-vingts (invariable)

  1. eighty, 80
    Synonyms: (Switzerland) huitante, octante

Usage notes edit

Descendants edit

  • Louisiana Creole: katre-vin

See also edit

Further reading edit