ἑκατόν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Ancient Greek numbers (edit)
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100
10
    Cardinal: ἑκᾰτόν (hekatón)
    Ordinal: ἑκᾰτοστός (hekatostós)
    Adverbial: ἑκᾰτοντᾰ́κις (hekatontákis)
    Collective: ἑκατοντάς (hekatontás)

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *hekətón, from from Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-ḱm̥tóm (one hundred), from *sem- + *ḱm̥tóm. The vowel of the first syllable is explained as from ἕν (hén). Cognates include Old English hundred (English hundred), Latin centum, Sanskrit शत (śatá), and Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬙𐬀(sata). According to Leiden scholars, another possibility is derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ḱm̥tóm, which is a regular simplification of *dḱm̥tóm in their theory.

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ἑκᾰτόν (hekatón) (ordinal ἑκᾰτοστός, adverbial ἑκᾰτοντᾰ́κις)

  1. hundred

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