undecentum

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Latin[edit]

Latin cardinal numbers
 <  XCVIII XCIX C  > 
    Cardinal : ūndēcentum
    Ordinal : ūndēcentesimus

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Symbol: XCIX

Etymology[edit]

Literally "one from one hundred"; ūnus (one) + (from) + centum (hundred)

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ūndēcentum (indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) ninety-nine; 99
    • 77-78Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, Book VII, section 214
      nec congruēbant ad hōrās eius līneae, pāruērunt tamen eī annīs ūndēcentum, ...
      Although the threads did not come together for those hours, they were evident those ninety-nine years, ...

Usage notes[edit]

Although ūndēcentum is the usual expression for 99, it is also possible to say nōnāgintā novem (ninety-nine) or novem et nōnāgintā (nine and ninety).

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