undecentum

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Latin[edit]

Latin cardinal numbers
 <  XCVIII XCIX C  > 
    Cardinal : ūndēcentum
    Ordinal : ūndēcentēsimus

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  • Symbol: XCIX

Etymology[edit]

Literally "one from one hundred"; ūnus (one) + (from) + centum (hundred)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /uːn.deːˈken.tum/, [uːn̪.d̪eːˈkɛn̪.t̪ʊ̃ˑ]

Numeral[edit]

ūndēcentum (indeclinable)

  1. ninety-nine; 99
    • 77-78Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, Book VII, section 214
      nec congruēbant ad hōrās eius līneae, pāruērunt tamen eī annīs ūndēcentum, ...
      Although the threads did not come together for those hours, they were evident those ninety-nine years, ...

Usage notes[edit]

Although ūndēcentum is the usual expression for 99, it is also possible to say nōnāgintā novem (ninety-nine) or novem et nōnāgintā (nine and ninety).

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