zwölf

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Bavarian[edit]

Bavarian numbers (edit)
 ←  11 12
    Cardinal: zwölf

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Northern) /t͡sβœlf/
  • IPA(key): (West-Central) /t͡sβei̯f/
    • (file)
  • IPA(key): (East-Central) /t͡sβœːf/

Numeral[edit]

zwölf

  1. twelve

German[edit]

German numbers (edit)
 ←  11 12 13  → 
    Cardinal: zwölf
    Ordinal: zwölfte
    Sequence adverb: zwölftens
    Ordinal abbreviation: 12.
    Adverbial: zwölfmal
    Adverbial abbreviation: 12-mal
    Multiplier: zwölffach
    Multiplier abbreviation: 12-fach
    Fractional: Zwölftel
    Polygon: Zwölfeck
    Polygon abbreviation: 12-Eck
    Polygonal adjective: zwölfeckig
    Polygonal adjective abbreviation: 12-eckig
German Wikipedia article on 12

Alternative forms[edit]

  • zwölfe (now colloquial, regional, or nonstandard; chiefly when used without a following noun)
  • zwölwe (rare nonstandard spelling of the above)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zwölf, zwolf, zwelf, zwelif, from Old High German zwelif, from an original *twelif, from Proto-Germanic *twalif. Compare Hunsrik zwellef, Dutch twaalf, English twelve, Norwegian and Danish tolv.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

zwölf

  1. (cardinal number) twelve

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