huitante

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See also: huiptante, huitanté, and huitantè

French[edit]

French cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : huitante
    Ordinal : huitantième

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From Old French oitante, uitante, from Latin octāgintā, variant of octōgintā (eighty), from Proto-Indo-European *oktōḱomt, from earlier *oḱto(w)-dḱomt (eight-ten). Cognate with Jèrriais huiptante, Valencian Catalan huitanta. Doublet of octante.

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huitante

  1. (obsolete outside Vaud, Valais and Fribourg in Switzerland, [1] and other dialects:, Acadian) eighty
    Il a écrit huitante mots.He wrote eighty words.
    Synonyms: quatre-vingts (outside Switzerland and in the Swiss cantons of Geneva, Berne, Neuchâtel and Jura[1]), octante

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  1. 1.0 1.1 André Thibault, Pierre Knecht, Dictionnaire suisse romand: Particularités lexicales du français contemporain [Swiss French dictionary: Linguistic particularities of modern French], 2004 (Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland: Éditions Zoé, 1997), p. 457

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