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See also cēn, and cén

Galician

Galician cardinal numbers
99 100 101
    Cardinal : cen
    Ordinal : centésimo

Alternative forms

  • cento (combining form only)

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gl:Template:lang:la derivations]] centum.

Numeral

cen (indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) one hundred; 100

Usage notes

The indeclinable form cen means "one hundred" only. To say "one hundred one", the combining form cento is used, as cento un or cento unha. Likewise, "one hundred thirty" is cento trinta, and "one hundred fifty-four" is cento cincuenta e catro.


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

cen

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having either of two tones, cēn or cén.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *keinaz. Cognate with Old High German kien (German Kien ‘pine’).

Noun

cēn m.

  1. (poetic) torch
  2. the runic character (/k/ or /ʧ/)

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