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thirteenth

[thur-teenth] /ˈθɜrˈtinθ/
adjective
1.
next after the twelfth; being the ordinal number for 13.
2.
being one of 13 equal parts.
noun
3.
a thirteenth part, especially of one (1/13).
4.
the thirteenth member of a series.
Origin
900
before 900; thirteen + -th2; replacing Middle English thrittenthe (see three, tenth), Old English thryttēotha (see tithe)
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Examples for thirteenth
  • He was clearly not an isolated scholar in the thirteenth century.
  • It was not reserved for the pope until the thirteenth century.
  • A thirteenth card is placed in the middle often the significator.
  • The manga has recently reached its thirteenth volume and is still ongoing.
  • It was extensive in the twelfth and thirteenth dynasties and contained many rich tombs.
  • Final freedom the civil war, the abolition of slavery, and the thirteenth amendment.
  • As a last name it has been used since the thirteenth century.
British Dictionary definitions for thirteenth

thirteenth

/ˈθɜːˈtiːnθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the twelfth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of thirteen: often written 13th
  2. (as noun) Friday the thirteenth
noun
2.
  1. one of 13 equal or nearly equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier) a thirteenth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 13 (1/13)
4.
(music)
  1. an interval of one octave plus a sixth See also interval (sense 5)
  2. short for thirteenth chord
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Word Origin and History for thirteenth
adj.

early 14c., þriteenþe, from thirteen + -th (1), replacing forms from Old English þteoteoða. Cf. Old Norse þrettande, Danish trettende, Swedish trettonde, Old Frisian threttinde, Dutch dertiende, Old High German dritto-zehanto, German dreizehnte.

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