fifteen vs xv what difference

what is difference between fifteen and xv

English

Alternative forms

  • fiveteen (obsolete) [17th–18th c.]
  • fifteene (obsolete) [16th–19th c.]

Etymology

From Middle English fiftene, from Old English fīftīene, fīftēne, from Proto-Germanic *fimftehun. Cognate with West Frisian fyftjin, Dutch vijftien, German fünfzehn, Danish femten.

Pronunciation

  • (next word stressed near the first syllable)
    (UK, US) enPR: fĭf’tēn, IPA(key): /ˈfɪf.tiːn/
  • (next word stressed after the first syllable)
    (UK, US) enPR: fĭf-tēn’, IPA(key): /fɪfˈtiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Numeral

fifteen (cardinal, ordinal fifteenth)

  1. The cardinal number occurring after fourteen (14) and before sixteen (16).

Synonyms

  • Roman numerals: XV
  • Arabic numerals: 15

Coordinate terms

  • Previous: fourteen
  • Next: sixteen

Derived terms

  • 15 minutes, 15 minutes of fame

Translations

See also

  • (15 times): quindecuple
  • (15-line): quindecuplet
  • (15-man): quindecemvir
  • (15-year): quindecennial
  • (15-sided shape): quindecagon


Translingual

Number

xv

  1. Alternative letter-case form of XV

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