quaranta-dosè

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : quaranta-dos
    Ordinal : quaranta-dosè

Etymology[edit]

From quaranta-dos ‎(forty-two) + ‎(ordinal suffix)

Adjective[edit]

quaranta-dosè m ‎(feminine quaranta-dosena, masculine plural quaranta-dosens, feminine plural quaranta-dosenes)

  1. (ordinal) forty-second

Usage notes[edit]

When quaranta-dosè is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Quaranta-dosè is written Joan XLII.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. The ordinal quaranta-dosè is used to indicate this denominator just as the corresponding English ordinal would be. Exceptions to this rule include mig ‎(half), terç ‎(third), quarter ‎(quarter), milionèsim ‎(millionth), bilionèsim ‎(billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell ‎(set of 2), qüern ‎(set of 4), centenar ‎(set of 100), grossa ‎(set of 144), miler ‎(set of 1000), and milenar ‎(1000).