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English

Etymology

From Latin cento ‘patchwork garment’.

Noun

Singular
cento

Plural
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cento ({{{1}}})
  1. A hotchpotch, a mixture; especially a piece made up of quotations from other authors.
    • 2007: Paradise Lost, as Teskey observes, is a cento, a vast echo chamber of classical texts, all twisted into new shapes. — William Poole, ‘Out of his Furrow’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 16

Galician

Numeral

cento

  1. combining form of cen (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.


Italian

Template:lang:it cardinal numbers
[[novantanove#Template:lang:it| <  99 ]] 100 [[centouno#Template:lang:it|101   > ]]
    Cardinal : cento
    Ordinal : [[centesimo#Template:lang:it|centesimo]]

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:it:Template:lang:la derivations]] centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation

cènto, /ˈtʃɛnto/, /"tSEnto/

Adjective

cento m. and f. inv.

  1. hundred
Template:lang:it cardinal numbers
[[uno#Template:lang:it| <  101 ]] 102 [[mille#Template:lang:it|103   > ]]
    Cardinal : cento

Noun

cento m. inv.

  1. hundred

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