CatalanEdit

Catalan ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tres
    Ordinal : tercer
    Multiplier : triple

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tertiarius.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. third

Usage notesEdit

When tercer is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Tercer is written Joan III.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. Tercer and its forms are seldom used to indicate fractional thirds. Instead, terç is used. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).

NounEdit

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 readingEdit


FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tercer

  1. (transitive) to plough a third time

ConjugationEdit

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


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See tercero

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /teɾˈθeɾ/, [t̪eɾˈθeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /teɾˈseɾ/, [t̪eɾˈseɾ]

AdjectiveEdit

tercer m (apocopate, standard form tercero)

  1. (before the noun) Apocopic form of tercero (third).
    El tercer hijo.
    The third child.

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.