deca- etymology

English word deca- comes from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥ (Ten.), Proto-Indo-European *déḱ-

Detailed word origin of deca-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*déḱm̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Ten.
*déḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dékə Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) Ten.
δέκα Ancient Greek (grc)
δέκας Ancient Greek (grc)
decas Late Latin (LL)
deca- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10. Symbol: da. Ten.

Words with the same origin as deca-

Descendants of *déḱm̥
cent century dean decade den dime dozen eighteen fifteen fourteen hound hundred nineteen percentage poodle seventeen teen teenage teens teeny ten thirteen
Descendants of *déḱ-
eighty fifty forty ninety seventy sixty thirty twenty