cent etymology

French word cent comes from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥ (Ten.)

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Detailed word origin of cent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*déḱm̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Ten.
*ḱm̥tóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Hundred.
*kentom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Hundred (100).
centum Latin (lat) (cardinal) a hundred; 100.
cent Old French (fro) One hundred.
cent Middle French (frm)
cent French (fra) (cardinal) hundred.

Words with the same origin as cent

Descendants of *déḱm̥
12e centaine centenaire centime centième centésimal dix dixième dizaine douzaine douze douzième doyen décembre dîme onze onzième pourcent quatorze quinze seize seizième supercentenaire treize