See also: Tercero

Asturian

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Adjective

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tercero

  1. neuter of terceru

Spanish

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Spanish numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: tres
    Ordinal: tercero
    Apocopated ordinal: tercer
    Ordinal abbreviation: 3.º
    Multiplier: triple
    Fractional: tercio

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin tertiārius, from tertius. Doublet of terciario, a borrowing from the same source.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): (Spain) /teɾˈθeɾo/ [t̪eɾˈθe.ɾo]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /teɾˈseɾo/ [t̪eɾˈse.ɾo]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾo
  • Syllabification: ter‧ce‧ro

Adjective

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tercero (masculine singular before a noun tercer, feminine tercera, masculine plural terceros, feminine plural terceras)

  1. (ordinal number) third

Usage notes

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  • Most Spanish adjectives appear after the modified noun when used attributively. Forms of tercero, however, as with all ordinal numerals, can appear before the modified noun.
  • When used before a masculine singular noun, the apocopate form tercer is used instead of tercero:
Es el tercer hijo.
[He] is the third son.
Es el hijo tercero.
[He] is the third son.
  • This adjective is often used substantively, with the modified noun implied but omitted.
¿Cuál hijo es? Es el tercero.
Which son is [he]? [He] is the third [son].

Derived terms

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Noun

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tercero m (plural terceros)

  1. (law) third party
  2. mediator

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