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| Cardinal : thirteen
Ordinal : thirteenth
Multiplier : thirteenfold
From Middle English thirttene, variant (through metathesis) of thrittene, from Old English þreotīene, þreotene, from Proto-Germanic *þritehun, compound of *þrīz (“three”) + *tehun (“teen”). Compare West Frisian trettjin, Dutch dertien, German dreizehn, Danish tretten.
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- Rhymes: -iːn
- The cardinal number occurring after twelve and before fourteen, represented in Roman numerals as XIII and in Arabic numerals as 13.
There are thirteen cards of each of the four suits in a deck of playing cards.
- 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant […]
- Ordinal: thirteenth