ninety

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English cardinal numbers
 <  89 90 91  > 
    Cardinal : ninety
    Ordinal : ninetieth

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From Middle English nynety, ninty, nineti, nigneti, from Old English nigontiġ (also as hundnigontiġ (ninety)), from Proto-Germanic *newuntēhundą (ninety), equivalent to nine +‎ -ty. Cognate with Scots nynty, nynety (ninety), Saterland Frisian njuugentich (ninety), West Frisian njoggentich (ninety), Dutch negentig (ninety), German Low German negentig (ninety), German neunzig (ninety), Swedish nittio (ninety), Norwegian t-ninety, Icelandic níutíu (ninety).

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ninety

  1. The cardinal number occurring after eighty-nine and before ninety-one, represented in Roman numerals as XC and in Arabic numerals as 90.

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