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Latin numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: tredecim
    Ordinal: tertiusdecimus, tertius decimus
    Adverbial: terdeciēs
    Multiplier: terdecuplus, terdecuplex
    Distributive: terdēnī
    Fractional: tertius decimus, tertiusdecimus
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  • Symbol: XIII


From trēs (three) + decem (ten).



tredecim (indeclinable)

  1. thirteen; 13
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 9:
      Miremur si, cum ex hac parte saecula plura numerentur quam ex illa anni, plus in tam longo spatio quam in aetate tredecim annorum fortuna uariauerit?
      Where more generations are reckoned on one side than years on the other, can we be surprised that in such a long space of time there have been more changes of fortune than in a period of thirteen years?
    • c. 100 CE – 110 CE, Tacitus, Histories 2.83:
      sed legio sexta et tredecim vexillariorum milia ingenti agmine sequebantur
      Behind him, however, came in a vast body the 6th legion and 13,000 veterans.
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.17.25:
      et Ismahel filius eius tredecim annos impleverat tempore circumcisionis suae
      And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

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  • tredecim in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • tredecim in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • tredecim in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • I am thirteen years old: tredecim annos natus sum