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Catalan ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : cent
    Ordinal : centè
    Multiplier : cèntuple

Alternative forms[edit]


From Latin centēnus



centè (feminine centena, masculine plural centens, feminine plural centenes)

  1. (ordinal) hundredth
  2. (Valencia) Alternative spelling of centé

Usage notes[edit]

When centè is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Centè is written Joan C.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. Both centè/centé and centèsim are used for ordinal and fractional meanings of hundredth. However, centè/centé is the preferred form for ordinal uses while centèsim is preferred for fractions and decimal numbers. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Instead of centena, centenar may be used. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).