quatre-vingts

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From quatre (four) and vingt (twenty), both of which are derived from Latin. The vigesimal pattern of expressing 80 as 4x20, however, is of Celtic origin; see, for example, fichead. (The Latin for 80 is octoginta.)

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quatre-vingts m (plural quatre-vingts)

  1. eighty, 80.

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