fourth vs fourthly what difference

what is difference between fourth and fourthly

English

Etymology

From Middle English fourthe, an alteration (due to four) of ferthe, from Old English fēorþa, fēowerþa, from Proto-West Germanic *feurþō, from Proto-Germanic *fedurþô, equivalent to four +‎ -th.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːθ/
  • (General American) enPR: fôrth, IPA(key): /fɔɹθ/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /fo(ː)ɹθ/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /foəθ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)θ
  • Homophone: forth

Adjective

fourth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number four.

Usage notes

Abbreviations: 4th, 4th, IVth, IIIIth; (in names of monarchs and popes, and formal names in English) IV, IV.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

fourth (plural fourths)

  1. (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the fourth position.
  2. (chiefly American) A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.
  3. (not used in the plural) The fourth gear of an engine.
  4. (music) A musical interval which spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).

Synonyms

  • (quarter): fourth part, quarter, ¼, farthing

Derived terms

Translations


Middle English

Adjective

fourth

  1. Alternative form of ferthe


English

Etymology

fourth +‎ -ly

Adverb

fourthly (not comparable)

  1. In the fourth place; fourth in a row.

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