cinquanta-novè

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : cinquanta-nou
    Ordinal : cinquanta-novè

Etymology[edit]

From cinquanta-nou ‎(fifty-nine) + ‎(ordinal suffix)

Adjective[edit]

cinquanta-novè m ‎(feminine cinquanta-novena, masculine plural cinquanta-novens, feminine plural cinquanta-novenes)

  1. (ordinal) fifty-ninth

Usage notes[edit]

When cinquanta-novè 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 Cinquanta-novè is written Joan LIX.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. The ordinal cinquanta-novè is used to indicate this denominator just as the corresponding English ordinal would be. 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. 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).