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|← 15||16||17 →|
| Cardinal: sixteen|
From Middle English sextene, sixtene, from Old English siextīene, sixtēne, sixtyne, from Proto-Germanic *sehstehun. Cognate with West Frisian sechstjin, Dutch zestien, German sechzehn, Danish seksten.
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- Rhymes: -iːn
- The cardinal number occurring after fifteen and before seventeen, represented in Arabic numerals as 16 and in Roman numerals as XVI.
- Ordinal: sixteenth
cardinal number 16