zeventig

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch seventich, seventech, from Old Dutch *sivontig, but also Middle Dutch tseventich, tseventech, from Old Dutch *antsivontig, from Proto-Germanic *sebuntēhunda.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈseːvə(n)təx/, /ˈzeːvə(n)təx/
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Numeral[edit]

zeventig

  1. seventy

Usage notes[edit]

Although spelt with z-, the word is traditionally pronounced with initial /s/ even in accents that generally do not devoice z-. This is due to the former prefix t- (see etymology). However, there are also many speakers who pronounce /z/ in line with the spelling.