vint-i-setè

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Catalan[edit]

Catalan ordinal numbers
 <  26è 27è 28è  > 
    Ordinal : vint-i-setè
    Cardinal : vint-i-set

Etymology[edit]

From vint-i-set (twenty-seven) + (ordinal suffix)

Adjective[edit]

vint-i-setè m (feminine vint-i-setena, masculine plural vint-i-setens, feminine plural vint-i-setenes)

  1. (ordinal) twenty-seventh

Usage notes[edit]

When vint-i-setè is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Vint-i-setè is written Joan XXVII.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. The ordinal vint-i-setè is used to indicate this denominator just as the corresponding English ordinal would be. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).