Middle EnglishEdit

Middle English cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : twenti
    Ordinal : twentieth

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English twēntiġ, from Proto-Germanic *twai tigiwiz.

NumeralEdit

twenti

  1. twenty
    • c. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, lines 23-24:
      At nyght was come into that hostelrye
      Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye
      There came at nightfall to that hostelry
      Some nine and twenty in a company

DescendantsEdit

  • English: twenty
    • Tok Pisin: twenti
  • Scots: twinty, twenty, tuenty

ReferencesEdit


Tok PisinEdit

cardinal number
20 Previous: ten
Next: teti

EtymologyEdit

From English twenty.

NumeralEdit

twenti

  1. twenty

Usage notesEdit

Used when counting; see also tupela ten.