zwanzig

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German[edit]

German numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: zwanzig
    Ordinal: zwanzigste
    Sequence adverb: zwanzigstens
    Ordinal abbreviation: 20.
    Adverbial: zwanzigmal
    Adverbial abbreviation: 20-mal
    Multiplier: zwanzigfach
    Multiplier abbreviation: 20-fach
    Fractional: Zwanzigstel
    Polygon: Zwanzigeck
    Polygon abbreviation: 20-Eck
    Polygonal adjective: zwanzigeckig
    Polygonal adjective abbreviation: 20-eckig
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zweinzec, from Old High German zweinzug, from Proto-Germanic *twaintigaz, *twai tigiwiz. Cognate with Dutch twintig, West Frisian tweintich, English twenty, Danish tyve. The form zwanzig goes back to dialects that had early on lowered Middle High German -ei- to [aɪ̯] (especially Bavarian); elsewhere the contraction yielded zwenzig, which waned around 1700 along with the uncontracted zweinzig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈtsvantsɪç/, [ˈt͡sʋän.t͡sɪç]
  • (southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) IPA(key): /ˈtsvantsɪk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zwan‧zig
  • Rhymes: -ant͡sɪç

Numeral[edit]

zwanzig

  1. (cardinal number) twenty

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