vic·​e·​nary | \ ˈvisəˌnerē, -ri \

Definition of vicenary

1 : containing 20
2 : based on the number 20 : vigesimal

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History and Etymology for vicenary

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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