vicenary

adjective

vic·​e·​nary
ˈvisəˌnerē,
-ri
1
: containing 20
2
: based on the number 20 : vigesimal

Word History

Etymology

Latin vicenarius, from viceni twenty each + -arius -ary; akin to Latin viginti twenty; akin to Old Irish fiche twenty, Greek eikosi (Doric ϝikati), Sanskrit viṁśati; all from an Indo-European compound whose 1st constituent was an Indo-European word meaning "two" (represented by Sanskrit vi apart), and whose 2d constituent is represented by Latin decem ten

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“Vicenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicenary. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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