cinquantaine etymology

French word cinquantaine comes from French cinquante (Fifty Fifty.), French -aine

Detailed word origin of cinquantaine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cinquante French (fra) Fifty Fifty.
-aine French (fra) (noun, or, adjective) (demonyms). (noun-only) Indicates approximation, suffixed to a number.
cinquantaine French (fra) About 50, 50 or so.

Words with the same origin as cinquantaine

Descendants of cinquante
Descendants of -aine
dizaine huitaine neuvaine quinzaine soixantaine trentaine vingtaine