مئة

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Arabic[edit]

Numeral[edit]

مِئَة or مِائَة (miʾa or miʾaf (plural مِئَات(miʾāt))

  1. hundred
    مِئَتَان‎ ― miʾatāntwo hundred
    ثَلَاثُمِئَةٍ‎ ― ṯalāṯumiʾatinthree hundred
    مِئَات‎ ― miʾāthundreds

Usage notes[edit]

The word مِئَة(miʾa) is an inherently feminine noun. The gender is visible in constructions like three hundred (see above), where the feminine ثَلَاث(ṯalāṯ, three) appears, agreeing with مِئَة(miʾa). The plural of مِئَة(miʾa) is the same as the singular when used with the numbers 3 through 9, which normally govern a noun in the genitive plural (cf.

ثَلَاثَةُ آلَافٍ‎ ― ṯalāṯatu ʾālāfinthree thousand

, with plural آلَاف(ʾālāf)). The plural مِئَات(miʾāt) occurs only when used to mean hundreds, i.e. an unspecified large number. The alternative form مِائَة(miʾa) has an "impossible" spelling but is nonetheless fairly common.

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