18 again

M.Bennett mrbennett at UCDAVIS.EDU
Mon Dec 1 17:53:31 CST 1997

Regarding the number 18 in Latin, my source for the following information
comes from my 2000 page Latin dictionary which is like the" Oxford English
Dictionary" of Latin.

 Under "duo-", I found "duodeviginti" the cardinal number, and
"duodevicesimus, -a, -um" the ordinal number. These forms were used by
Plautus, Cicero, J. Caesar, Cato, Pliny, Eutropius and Varro.

 "Octodecim" is considered "mostly post-classical for duodeviginti", and was
used by Livy, Frontinus and Eutropius.

I love answering Latin and Greek questions. I was once a Classical languages
and linguistics major, so feel free to send them my way.

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