number etymology

English word number comes from Anglo-Norman noumbre

Detailed word origin of number

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
noumbre Anglo-Norman (xno)
noumbre Middle English (enm)
number English (eng) (intransitive) To total or count; to amount to.. (transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items). (Followed by a numeral; used attributively) Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.. (countable) A [...]