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See also: cent, Cent., and cent-



  • IPA(key): /(t)sɛnt/
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Cent m (genitive Cents, plural Cent or Cents)

  1. cent, the smaller unit of the euro
  2. cent (in other currencies)

Usage notes[edit]

The difference between the plurals Cent and Cents is equivalent to the difference between pence and pennies in English: The unchanged plural refers to an amount or value, whereas Cents may be used to mean a number of coins. However, the unchanged plural can be used for the latter meaning as well.

Old English[edit]


From Latin Cantia, from Brythonic Celtic *Cantus probably meaning ‘border, coastal region’.


Proper noun[edit]

Cent f

  1. Kent

Further reading[edit]

  • Cent in Duden online