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[de-kem; English des-em]
adjective Latin.
  1. ten.
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Historical Examples of decem

  • Name said to be derived from decem, ten, referring to the fact of its being often 10-merous.

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States

    Asa Gray

  • Decimate (decimo, from decem, ten, in Latin) was to take for death every tenth man of a body that had behaved very badly.

  • December, again, is derived from decem and imbres 'quibus abundare solet'; and so too the other numbered months.

  • This book was perhaps the Dialogi decem, put into print at Cologne in 1472: Brunet.