siyam

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hiwa, from Proto-Austronesian *Siwa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

siyam

  1. (cardinal) nine

Usage notes[edit]

  • To describe the quantity of something, the number is placed before the noun and affixed with a -ng when the word ends with a vowel, and a separate word na for a consonant.
    Isang saging, dalawang pinya
    Apat na mansanas, anim na mangga