setzè

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan ordinal numbers
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    Ordinal : setzè
    Cardinal : setze

Etymology[edit]

From setze (sixteen) + (ordinal suffix)

Adjective[edit]

setzè m (feminine setzena, masculine plural setzens, feminine plural setzenes)

  1. (ordinal) sixteenth

Usage notes[edit]

When setzè is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Setzè is written Joan XVI.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. The ordinal setzè is used to indicate this denominator just as the corresponding English ordinal would be. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).

Noun[edit]

setzè m (plural setzens)

  1. (paper) sextodecimo; paper size
  2. (printing) sextodecimo; book size