septendecim

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Latin[edit]

Latin cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : septendecim
    Ordinal : septimus decimus
Latin Wikipedia article on septendecim

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Etymology[edit]

From septem (seven) + decem (ten).

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septendecim (indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) seventeen; 17
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 25
      tribuni plebis, si iis uideretur, ad populum ferrent ut, qui minores septendecim annis sacramento dixissent, iis perinde stipendia procederent ac si septendecim annorum aut maiores milites facti essent.
      The tribunes of the plebs might, if they thought good, make a proposal to the people that those who had taken the military oath when under seventeen years of age should have their pay reckoned to them on the same scale as if they had been enlisted at seventeen, or older.
    • 1624, Francis Bacon, Nova Atlantis
      Respondimus universum numerum tam sanorum quam aegrotorum esse ad unum et quinquaginta homines, ex quibus aegroti erant septendecim.
      We answered, “We were in all (sick and whole) one–and–fifty persons, whereof our sick were seventeen.”

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