kolmteist

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Estonian[edit]

Estonian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : kolmteist
    Ordinal : kolmeteistkümnes

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kolme toicta kümmentä. Equivalent to kolm (three) +‎ teist (of second). Shortened from kolmteistkümmend ("three of the second decade"), which is still evident in declension. Cognate with Finnish kolmetoista.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkolmˌtei̯st/
  • Hyphenation: kolm‧teist
  • Rhymes: -eist

Numeral[edit]

kolmteist

  1. thirteen

Usage notes[edit]

There is also a shortened genitive singular, kolmeteist and another alternative partitive singular, kolmeteistkümmend.

Declension[edit]