sampu

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Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sampúwo (attested as sampouo), from older sampúlo, from isa +‎ -ng(a) + púlo, ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *sa-ŋa-puluq (ten). Cognate with Indonesian sepuluh (ten), Ilocano sangapulo (ten), Bikol Central sampulo (ten), Bima sampuru (ten), and Hawaiian anahulu (period of ten days).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sam.ˈpuʔ/
  • Hyphenation: sam‧pu
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Numeral[edit]

sampû

  1. ten
    Synonyms: diyes, labing-

Usage notes[edit]

  • To describe the quantity of something, the number is placed before the noun and affixed with a -ng when the word ends with a vowel or an "n", and a separate word na for other consonants.
    Isang saging, dalawang pinya
    Apat na mansanas, anim na mangga

Derived terms[edit]