twelve

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Engleski[uredi]

Alternativni oblici[uredi]

  • Arabic numerals: 12
  • Roman numerals: XII

Etimologija[uredi]

Od Srednji Engleski twelve, od Stari Engleski twelf (twelve), od Pra-Germanski *twalif, an old compound of *twa- (two) od *-lif (left over), od Pra-Indo-Evropski *leykʷ- (leave, remain). Cognate with Saterland Frisian tweelf, tweelif, tweelich (twelve), Zapadni Frizijski tolve (twelve), Holandski twaalf (twelve), German Low German twalf, twalv (twelve), Nemački zwölf (twelve), Danski tolf (twelve), Švedski i Norveški tolv (twelve), Islandski tólf (twelve).

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  • (UK, US) MFA(ključ): /twɛlv/
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  • Rime: -ɛlv

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twelve

  1. The cardinal number occurring after eleven and before thirteen, represented in Arabic numerals as 12 and in Roman numerals as XII.
    There are twelve months in a year.

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twelve (plural twelves)

  1. A group of twelve items.
    Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves.
  2. A twelve-bore gun.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), page 880:
      In this way Von Esslin ‘inherited’ two fine hammerless twelves which he used once or twice for duck on the Camargue.
  3. (law, colloquial) A jury (normally composed of twelve persons).
  4. (sleng) police; law enforcement, especially a narcotics officer

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Srednji Engleski[uredi]

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Etimologija[uredi]

Od Stari Engleski twelf, in turn from Pra-Germanski *twalif.

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cardinal number
12 Prethodni: elleven
Sledeći: thrittene

twelve

  1. twelve

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