hundrað

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hundrað, from Proto-Germanic *hundaradą, from *hundą (< Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (count).

Pronunciation[edit]

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hundrað

  1. hundred (100)

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hundrað, from Proto-Germanic *hundaradą, from *hundą (< Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (count).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

hundrað n

  1. hundred (100); the cardinal number after níutíu og níu and before hundrað og einn.
    • Genesis 5:3 (Icelandic, English)
      Adam lifði hundrað og þrjátíu ár. Þá gat hann son í líking sinni, eftir sinni mynd, og nefndi hann Set.
      When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.

Declension[edit]

The irregular genitive plural hundruða, hundruðanna also exists.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hundaradą, from *hundą (< Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (count). Cognate to English hundred (short hundred, 100).

Pronunciation[edit]

Number[edit]

hundrað n

  1. a long hundred (120)

Usage notes[edit]

Christianity introduced the short hundred (100), but the long hundred remained in use for a long time even after that, during which time hundreds were sometimes distinguished as heil (whole) or tólfræð (twelve-tenned, duodecimal) (for 120) or tíræð (ten-tenned, decimal) (for 100).

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References[edit]

  • Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson, An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)