decillion etymology

English word decillion comes from English -illion, English deca-

Detailed word origin of decillion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-illion English (eng) Added to various nonsense syllables to indicate an arbitrarily very large number.. Combined with Latin prefixes for names of integers in order to form names of powers of a million or of a thousand greater than 1,000,000. Thus we have the names billion, trillion, etc.
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.
decillion English (eng) (US; modern British & Australian, short scale) 1033.. (dated British & Australian, long scale) 1060.

Words with the same origin as decillion

Descendants of -illion
billion million trillion
Descendants of deca-
dakat decaborane decacarbonyl decachlorobiphenyl decacyclic decagon decagram decahedron decahistidine decahydrate decakatal decalogy decamer decamillennial decamillionaire decangular decanormal decare decastyle decasyllabic decatetraene decathlon tetradecahedron tetraphosphorus decasulfide