duodeviginti

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Latin cardinal numbers
XVII XVIII XIX
    Cardinal : duodēvīgintī
    Ordinal : duodēvīcēsimus
Latin Wikipedia article on duodēvīgintī

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  • Symbol: XVIII

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Literally "two from twenty"; from duo (two) + (from) vīgintī (twenty). Compare non-subtractive form octōdecim.

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duodēvīgintī (indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) eighteen; 18
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 2.5
      castra in altitudinem pedum XII vallo fossaque duodeviginti pedum muniri iubet.
      He orders him to fortify a camp with a rampart twelve feet in height, and a trench eighteen feet in breadth.
    • 121 CE, Suetonius, De vita Caesarum divi Augusti.65
      G. et L. in duodeviginti mensium spatio amisit ambos, Gaio in Lycia, Lucio Massiliae defunctis.
      He lost Gaius and Lucius within the span of eighteen months, for the former died in Lycia and the latter at Massilia.

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