18 again

Paul DESSART dessart at D5100.KBINIRSNB.BE
Fri Nov 28 14:53:41 CST 1997

Dear Colleague,

Sorry for intruding late in the 18-problem.

My latin grammar says that numbers compound with 8 are ***generally*** in
the form of duede...
My dictionnary , for 18, gives:
decem et octo
***octodecim*** (this one in Titus Livius, Frontin, Eutropius):
I would say that we have not to be more purists than Latin authors were...

Paul Dessart,
IRSNB, Bruxelles.

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