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Latin numbers (edit)
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18  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: septendecim
    Ordinal: septimusdecimus, septimus decimus
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From septem (seven) + decem (ten).



septendecim (indeclinable)

  1. seventeen; 17
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita 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.”

See also[edit]


  • septendecim”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • septendecim”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • septendecim in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.