cento

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See also: Cento and çénto

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cento (patchwork garment).

Noun[edit]

cento (plural centos or centones)

  1. A hotchpotch, a mixture; especially a piece made up of quotations from other authors, or a poem containing individual lines from other poems.
    • 1659, John Evelyn, “A Character of England, as It was Lately Presented in a Letter to a Nobleman of France. [] The Third Edition.”, in William Upcott, compiler, The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn, [], London: Henry Colburn, [], published 1825, OCLC 40796236, page 156:
      But, Sr, I will no longer tire your patience wth these monsters (the subject of every contemptuous pamphlet) then with the madness of the Anabaptists, Quakers, Fift Monarchy-men, and a cento of unheard of heresies besides, which, at present, deform the once renowned Church of England, and approach so little to the pretended Reformation, which we in France have been made to believe, that there is nothing more heavenly wide.
    • 1817, S[amuel] T[aylor] Coleridge, Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: Rest Fenner [], OCLC 489762501:
      Now look out in the GRADUS for Purus, and you find as the first synonime, lacteus, for coloratus, and the first synonime is purpureus. I mention this by way of elucidating one of the most ordinary processes in the ferrumination of these Centos.
    • 1915 September 1, Charles A. Graves, “The Forged Letter of General Lee”, in Southern Historical Society Papers, New Series, number 40, page 124:
      And Captain McCabe says: "I have always regarded the letter as a sort of 'cento' of odds and ends (badly put together) from Lee's genuine letters."
    • 2007, William Poole, “Out of his Furrow”, in London Review of Books, volume 29, number 3, page 16:
      Paradise Lost, as Teskey observes, is a cento, a vast echo chamber of classical texts, all twisted into new shapes.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cent +‎ -o

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡sento]
  • Audio:
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  • Rhymes: -ento
  • Hyphenation: cen‧to

Noun[edit]

cento (accusative singular centon, plural centoj, accusative plural centojn)

  1. hundred, group of one hundred of something

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cento, from Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Numeral[edit]

cento

  1. combining form of cen (100).

Usage notes[edit]

The indeclinable form cen means "one hundred" only. To say "one hundred one", the combining form cento is used, as cento un or cento unha. Likewise, "one hundred thirty" is cento trinta, and "one hundred fifty-four" is cento cincuenta e catro.


Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

cento (plural centos)

  1. hundred

Numeral[edit]

cento

  1. a hundred

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Italian[edit]

Italian numbers (edit)
1,000
 ←  90  ←  99 100 101  → [a], [b] 200  → 
10
    Cardinal: cento
    Ordinal: centesimo
    Ordinal abbreviation: 100º
Italian Wikipedia article on 100

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cento (invariable)

  1. hundred, one hundred

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

centō m (genitive centōnis); third declension

  1. A garment of several pieces sewed together; a patchwork
  2. A cap worn under the helmet

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative centō centōnēs
Genitive centōnis centōnum
Dative centōnī centōnibus
Accusative centōnem centōnēs
Ablative centōne centōnibus
Vocative centō centōnēs

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: cencio

References[edit]

  • cento”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cento”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cento in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cento”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cento”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese numbers (edit)
1,000
 ←  90  ←  99 100 200  →  1,000  → 
10
    Cardinal: (alone or followed by a noun or higher numeral) cem, (followed by a lower numeral) cento
    Ordinal: centésimo
    Ordinal abbreviation: 100.º
    Multiplier: cêntuplo
    Fractional: centésimo, cem avos

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cento, from Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cento m or f

  1. one hundred (only in compounds followed by lower numerals)
    Cento e duas pessoas vieram.
    One hundred and two people came.

Usage notes[edit]

Noun[edit]

cento m (plural centos)

  1. hundred (100 units of something)
    Comprei dois centos de maçãs.
    I bought two hundred apples.
    (literally, “I bought two hundreds of apples”)