Catalan edit

Catalan numbers (edit)
30[a], [b]
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: tres
    Ordinal: tercer
    Ordinal abbreviation: 3r
    Multiplier: triple
    Fractional: terç

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin tertiārius.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

tercer (feminine tercera, masculine plural tercers, feminine plural terceres)

  1. (ordinal number) third

Noun edit

tercer m (plural tercers, feminine tercera)

  1. mediator (a third party who negotiates between two other parties in a dispute)
  2. (obsolete) tierce; unit of liquid measure

Further reading edit

French edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French terce, alternative form of tiers (third).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit


  1. (transitive) to plough a third time

Conjugation edit

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which 'c' is softened to a 'ç' before the vowels 'a' and 'o'.

Spanish edit

Spanish numbers (edit)
    Cardinal: tres
    Ordinal: tercero
    Apocopated ordinal: tercer
    Ordinal abbreviation: 3.º
    Multiplier: triple
    Fractional: tercio

Etymology edit

See tercero.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /teɾˈθeɾ/ [t̪eɾˈθeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /teɾˈseɾ/ [t̪eɾˈseɾ]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾ
  • Syllabification: ter‧cer

Adjective edit

tercer m (apocopate, standard form tercero)

  1. (before the noun) Apocopic form of tercero (third)
    el tercer hijothe third child

Usage notes edit

  • The form tercer is only used before and within the noun phrase of a modified masculine singular noun. In other positions, the standard form tercero is used instead.

Further reading edit