vuit-centè

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : vuit-cents
    Ordinal : vuit-centè

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vuit ‎(eight) + centè ‎(hundredth)

Adjective[edit]

vuit-centè m ‎(feminine vuit-centena, masculine plural vuit-centens, feminine plural vuit-centenes)

  1. (ordinal) eight-hundredth

Usage notes[edit]

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. The ordinal vuit-centè 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).