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Latin quindecim (fifteen)


quindecim (plural quindecims)

  1. (historical) A tax of one fifteenth.
    • 2019, Julia Boffey, Henry VII's London in the Great Chronicle (page 71)
      In this parliament was granted to the king for defence against the Scots two aids and two quindecims, the which two aids did not extend over two quindecims.


Latin numbers (edit)
 ←  14 XV
16  → 
    Cardinal: quīndecim
    Ordinal: quīntusdecimus, quīntus decimus
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  • Symbol: XV


From quīnque (five) + decem (ten).



quīndecim (indeclinable)

  1. 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."


See also[edit]


  • quindecim”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quindecim”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quindecim in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to decree a public thanksgiving for fifteen days: supplicationem quindecim dierum decernere (Phil. 14. 14. 37)