tyve

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Danish[edit]

Danish cardinal numbers
 <  19 20 21  > 
    Cardinal : tyve
    Ordinal : tyvende

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tuttugu, from Proto-Germanic *twai tigiwiz.

Numeral[edit]

tyve

  1. (cardinal) twenty

Noun[edit]

tyve c

  1. plural indefinite of tyv

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As Danish tyve, above.

Numeral[edit]

tyve

  1. (cardinal) twenty

Usage notes[edit]

Tjue is the more common modern form of 20 in most Norwegian dialects and also the official form, but formal use around the capital Oslo continues to employ tyve, which is also used in Danish.

Related terms[edit]