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| Cardinal: nine|
Latinate ordinal: nonary
Adverbial: nine times
Latinate multiplier: nonuple
Multiuse collective: nonuplet
Greek or Latinate collective: ennead, nonad
Greek collective prefix: ennea-
Latinate collective prefix: nona-
Greek prefix: enato-
Number of musicians: nonet
Number of years: novennium
ninth (not comparable)
ordinal form of nine — see also 9th
ninth (plural ninths)
- The person or thing in the ninth position.
- One of nine equal parts of a whole.
- (music) The compound interval between any tone and the tone represented on the ninth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and two of the octave above; the octave of the second, consisting of 13 or 14 semitones (called minor and major ninth).
something in the ninth position
one of nine equal parts of a whole
- To lose a ninth.
- 1973, Herakles on Thasos, page 79:
- οὐ[δ̓] ὲνατεὐεται, should be translated “a tithe (offering or fee) is not given (or paid)”, “no tithing” (literally, “a ninth is not given”, “no ninth-ing”, if I may coin such a word).
- 2010, Religion and Reconciliation in Greek Cities: The Sacred Laws of Selinus and Cyrene, page 161:
- A yearling "is ninthed" for Semele on Myconos (LSCG 96.23–24); the victim "is not ninthed" for Heracles Thasios
- To divide by nine.
- 2014, Contributions to Survey Sampling and Applied Statistics: Papers in Honor of H.O Hartley:
- THE NINTHER-MEAN COMBINATION When data are only a little worse than usual, so far as wild and straggling values are concerned, we can do well enough by taking means of the results of ninthing.