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English citations of numeral

Noun : word or symbol representing a number[edit]

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  • 1695, Basil Kennett, Romae Antiquae Notitia: or The Antiquities of Rome, part I, page 367-368
    Laſtly, if the Adverb Numeral be join'd, it denotes ſo many Hundred Thouſand, as Decies Seſtertium ſignifies Ten Hundred Thouſand Seſtertii; or if the Numeral Adverb be put by it ſelf, the Signification is the ſame, Decies or Vigeſies ſtand for ſo many Hundred Thouſand Seſtertii, or as they ſay, ſo many Hundred Seſtertia.
  • 1698, Walter Cross, The Taghmical Art: or, The art of expounding scripture by the points, apge 32
    On that day the Lord ſhall be one, and his Name One, ſays he, One is to be referred to King, not Lord; for a Proper Name cannot admit of a Numeral without Æquivocation; We ſay not, one Thomas or John.
  • 1736, Ferdinando Altieri, A New Italian Grammar, page 88
    Uno being uſed as a Numeral, has no Plural; but diſtributively taken, it aſſumes the Plural;
  • 1756, J. B. Ozinde, The Theory and Practice of the French Tongue, page 175
    Obſerve that il is placed before neuter verbs, (which then become imperſonal,) though follow'd by another nominative, when this laſt is uſed in a numeral or indefinite ſenſe;
  • 1794, Abel Boyer, The Complete French Master, 2nd edition, page 224
    Sometimes there goes an adverb betwixt the article and the noun adjective, or numeral; as, Son bien monte à environ dix mille livres Sterling, []
  • 1812, Alexander Crombie, Gymnasium sive Symbola Critica, volume 1, page 163
    The Latins never used this phraseology, unless with unus, which they frequently joined with an ordinal numeral. Thus, "twenty-third," is vigesimus tertius: "twenty-first," vigesimus primus, sometimes unus, et vigesimus. The latter, or last numeral in English, will direct the learner to the proper expression.
  • 1862, Robert Gordon Latham, The English Language, page 595
    The numeral one is naturally singular. All the rest are naturally plural.
  • 1875, Robert Caldwell, A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian Family of Languages, page 232
    The primitive radical form of the Dravidian numeral five is, as we have seen, ei or ê, as appears from its use as a numeral adjective.
  • 1937, E. E. Wardale, An Introduction to Middle English, page 85
    O.E. hund and þūsend, which had been nouns governing a genitive, came in M.E. to be used as numeral adjectives, and hund gradually died out, being replaced by the rival form hundred, from Old Norse.
  • 1942, Samuel Moore & Thomas A. Knott, The Elements of Old English, page 165
    ān, one, which is sometimes a numeral and sometimes an adjective, is declined with the endings of the strong declension of the adjective []
  • 1946, R. Priebsch & W. E. Collinson, The German Language, page 210
    The word ein in Middle High German combines the functions of a numeral, indefinite pronominal and indefinite article.
  • 1948, Maria de Lourdes sá Pereira, Brazilian Portuguese: Grammar, page 59
    These numerals are invariable with the exception of um and dois, which have the feminine forms given above.
  • 1962, Elie Cristo-Loveanu, The Romanian Language, page 87
    All Romanian numerals are derived from Latin. Suta, however, is considered Slavic, although some scholars believe that it derives from Latin centa < centum []
  • 1984, Nicholas Maltzoff, Essentials of Russian Grammar, page 127
    In the oblique cases the numeral and the noun always agree. [] These numerals—considered grammatically as nouns—are followed by the genitive plural of nouns in all six cases:
  • 1985, Peter Baláž, Miloslav Darovec, & Heather Trebatická, Slovak for Slavicists, page 137
    When the numeral tisíc "a thousand" is connected with a noun it is either not declined, or it is declined like the numeral päť, piati []
  • 2002 — Laurie Bauer & Rodney Huddleston, "Lexical word-formation", p1621-1722 in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, p1715
    We use the term numeral for linguistic expressions and number for meanings. For example, five is a numeral expressing the number "5" - and fifteen hundred and one thousand five hundred are different numerals expressing the same number, "1,500".
  • 2005, Frederic M. Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin, 6th edition, page 103
    Latin has other types of numerals, besides the cardinals and ordinals [] There were also "distributive" numerals, singulī, -ae, -a (one each) []