twenty etymology

English word twenty comes from Proto-Germanic *twai (Two.), Proto-Germanic *tigiwiz

Detailed word origin of twenty

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*twai Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Two.
*tigiwiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*twai tigiwiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Twenty.
twentig Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (cardinal) twenty.
twēntiġ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
twenti Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
twenty English (eng) The cardinal number 20, occurring after nineteen and before twenty-one. (CB, _, slang) 10-20 (location).. (colloquial) A banknote with a denomination of 20.. (military) A set of twenty push-ups.

Words with the same origin as twenty

Descendants of *twai
anyone between one someone twelve twenties two un wan yan yearn yen
Descendants of *tigiwiz
eighty fifty forty ninety seventy sixty thirty