cento

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cento ‘patchwork garment’.

Noun[edit]

cento (plural centos or centones)

  1. A hotchpotch, a mixture; especially a piece made up of quotations from other authors.
    • 1915 (Sep), Charles A. Graves, "The Forged Letter of General Lee", Southern Historical Society Papers, New Series 40, page 124
      And Captain McCabe says: "I have always regarded the letter as a sort of 'cento' of odds and ends (badly put together) from Lee's genuine letters."
    • 2007, William Poole, "Out of his Furrow", London Review of Books 29(3), page 16
      Paradise Lost, as Teskey observes, is a cento, a vast echo chamber of classical texts, all twisted into new shapes.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cent +‎ -o

Noun[edit]

cento (plural centoj, accusative singular centon, accusative plural centojn)

  1. hundred, group of one hundred of something

Galician[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cento

  1. combining form of cen (100).

Usage notes[edit]

The indeclinable form cen means "one hundred" only. To say "one hundred one", the combining form cento is used, as cento un or cento unha. Likewise, "one hundred thirty" is cento trinta, and "one hundred fifty-four" is cento cincuenta e catro.


Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

cento (plural centos)

  1. hundred

Numeral[edit]

cento

  1. a hundred

Italian[edit]

Italian cardinal numbers
 <  99 100 101  > 
    Cardinal : cento
    Ordinal : centesimo

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

cènto, /ˈtʃɛnto/, /"tSEnto/

Adjective[edit]

cento m, f (invariable)

  1. hundred
Italian cardinal numbers
 <  101 102 103  > 
    Cardinal : cento

Noun[edit]

cento m (invariable)

  1. hundred

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cento m (plural centos)

  1. hundred