двенадцать

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Russian[edit]

Russian cardinal numbers
11 12 13
    Cardinal : двенадцать (dvenadcatʹ)
    Ordinal : двенадцатый (dvenadcatyj)

Etymology[edit]

Compounded from две + на + дцать, or two on ten. The feminine две is used here because the final syllable дцать, an old short form of десять, is a feminine substantive.

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Cardinal numeral[edit]

двена́дцать (dvenádcatʹ)

  1. twelve (12)
Usage note: двенадцать in the nominative case governs the genitive plural of the noun.

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