quindecim

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Latin[edit]

Latin cardinal numbers
 <  XIV XV XVI  > 
    Cardinal : quīndecim
    Ordinal : quīntus decimus
Latin Wikipedia article on quīndecim

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  • Symbol: XV

Etymology[edit]

From quīnque ‎(five) + decem ‎(ten).

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quīndecim ‎(indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) fifteen; 15
    • 77-79 AD, Gaius Plinius Secundus, Naturalis Historia, liber XIV, vii
      quindecim omnino generibus uvarum nominatis, tribus oleae, totidem pirorum, malo vero tantum Assyrio, ceteris omnibus neglectis
      "in all, fifteen varieties of the grape has he named, three of the olive, the same number of the pear, and the citron of Assyria, and has neglected the rest"
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Samuelis II 9:10 (Regnum II)
      erant autem Sibae quindecim filii et viginti servi
      "Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants."

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