teenty

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Perhaps from Old English hund-téontiᵹ (compare hund-seofontiᵹ, hund-eahtatiᵹ, hund-niᵹontiᵹ, hund-endleofantiᵹ, and hund-twelftiᵹ for modern seventy, eighty, ninety, and nonstandard eleventy, twelfty, reflecting the old Germanic hybrid base-ten and base-twelve numbering system); perhaps reconstructed based on eleventy etc. and -teen.

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teenty

  1. (nonstandard) One hundred (100), especially a short hundred when considering long hundreds.
    • Krieger, Wendy, "Twelfty for Decimal-Users", URL accessed on 2008-09-15.
      Base 120 is the largest of the historically attested bases [] There are references to a long or twelftywise count vs a short or teenty-wise count in all of the early Germanic writings.

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