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quatorze

[kuh-tawrz; French ka-tawrz] /kəˈtɔrz; French kaˈtɔrz/
noun, plural quatorzes
[kuh-tawr-ziz; French ka-tawrz] /kəˈtɔr zɪz; French kaˈtɔrz/ (Show IPA).
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1.
a set of four cards of the same denomination, aces, kings, queens, jacks, or tens, scoring 14 points.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < French: fourteen < Latin quattuordecim, equivalent to quattuor four + -decim, combining form of decem ten
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Quatorze

in French terms, "fourteen," from French quatorze, from Latin quatuordecim (source also of Italian quattordici), from quatuor "four" (see four) + -decim (see -teen).

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