trillion etymology

English word trillion comes from French tri- (Tri-.), French -illion

Detailed word origin of trillion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- French (fra) Tri-.
-illion French (fra)
trillion French (fra) 1018; a long scale trillion; a short scale quintillion.
trillion English (eng) (US, modern, _, British, Australian, short scale) A million million: 1 followed by twelve zeros, 1012.. (dated, _, British, Australian, long scale) A million million million: 1 followed by eighteen zeros, 1018.

Words with the same origin as trillion

Descendants of tri-
billion billionaire million