fifty

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English[edit]

English numbers (edit)
500
 ←  40  ←  49 50 51  →  60  → 
5
    Cardinal: fifty
    Ordinal: fiftieth
    Adverbial: fifty times
    Multiplier: fiftyfold

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Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*pénkʷe

From Middle English fifty, from Old English fīftiġ, from Proto-Germanic *fimf tigiwiz (five tens).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: fĭf'tē, IPA(key): /ˈfɪfti/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪfti

Numeral[edit]

fifty

  1. The cardinal number occurring after forty-nine and before fifty-one.

Synonyms[edit]

  • 50 (Arabic numeral); L (Roman numeral); fivety (proscribed)

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Noun[edit]

fifty (plural fifties)

  1. (countable) A banknote or coin with a denomination of 50.
    Do you want small bills or are fifties OK?
  2. (cricket) A batsman's score of at least 50 runs and less than 100 runs.

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Middle English[edit]

Middle English numbers (edit)
 ←  40 50 60  → 
5
    Cardinal: fifty
    Ordinal: fiftithe

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English fīftiġ, from Proto-Germanic *fimf tigiwiz; equivalent to five +‎ -ty.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiftiː/, (rare) /ˈfiːftiː/

Numeral[edit]

fifty

  1. fifty

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fifty
  • Scots: fifty, fyfty

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