ciento

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Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish ciento.

Numeral[edit]

ciento

  1. hundred.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cientō

  1. third-person plural future active imperative of cieō

Spanish[edit]

Spanish numbers (edit)
1,000
 ←  90  ←  99 100 101  →  200  → 
10
    Cardinal: cien, (before lower numerals) ciento
    Ordinal: centésimo
    Ordinal abbreviation: 100.º
    Multiplier: céntuplo
    Fractional: centésimo, centavo, céntimo
Spanish Wikipedia article on 100

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθjento/, [ˈθjẽn̪.t̪o]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈsjento/, [ˈsjẽn̪.t̪o]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: siento (depending on region)

Number[edit]

ciento

  1. one hundred (100) (only in compounds followed by lower numerals)
    Ciento dos personas vinieron.One hundred and two people came.

Usage notes[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: siyento
  • Chayuco Mixtec: ziendu
  • Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl: ciento
  • Lake Miwok: ṣijénto
  • Tagalog: siyento

Noun[edit]

ciento m (plural cientos)

  1. hundred (100 units of something)
    Compré dos cientos de manzanas.
    I bought two hundred apples.
    (literally, “I bought two hundreds of apples”)
  2. (in the plural) hundreds (an indefinite number consisting of several hundred)

Further reading[edit]