"Είκοσι ζώα."

Translation:Twenty animals.

February 24, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jezza11

FYI (reported) "20 animals" is accepted for this question but not for "11 girls" question ... and other similar questions in this lesson. There needs to be consistency across the whole lesson.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kenbot2

I think this is the only number whose etymology is not easily recognisable, what's going on with είκοσι?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miguel282894

Wiktionary to the aid:

Etymology From Proto-Hellenic ewīkəti, from Proto-Indo-European wídḱm̥ti (“twenty”). Cognate with Sanskrit विंशति (viṃśatí), Latin vīgintī, Old Armenian քսան (kʿsan), Welsh ugain,Tocharian A wiki,, Albanian -zet.

So, είκοσι < ewikati < widkamti; related to Latin viginti (e.g. vigintillion); not related to English twenty < twain -tigaz, i.e. "two -tens".

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