vingt

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See also: vîngt

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vingt

  1. second-person (gij) singular past indicative of vangen

French[edit]

French cardinal numbers
 <  19 20 21  > 
    Cardinal : vingt
    Ordinal : vingtième
French Wikipedia article on vingt

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vint, from Latin vīgintī, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wih₁ḱm̥ti < *dwi(h₁)dḱm̥ti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛ̃/
  • (file)
  • (Switzerland, Belgium, Eastern France) IPA(key): /vɛ̃t/ (see usage note)

Numeral[edit]

vingt

  1. twenty

Noun[edit]

vingt m (plural vingt)

  1. twenty

Usage notes[edit]

The final ⟨t⟩ is pronounced:
  • in liaison : vingt enfants /vɛ̃.t‿ɑ̃.fɑ̃/
  • in the numbers 21 to 29 : vingt-deux /vɛ̃t.dø/
  • in all contexts, regularly in French-speaking Switzerland, Belgium and in the eastern part of France near the borders of those countries.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: ven
  • Mauritian Creole: vin
  • Garifuna: wein

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vint, from Latin vīgintī, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wih₁ḱm̥ti < *dwi(h₁)dḱm̥ti.

Numeral[edit]

vingt

  1. (Guernsey, cardinal) twenty