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Origin of eleven
Examples from the Web for eleven
One morning at about eleven, he announces his intention as though it's truly an unusual thought: “Let's have a little drink.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet the undocumented population remains upwards eleven million.Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty|Joel Kotkin|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eleven thousand aircraft would bomb preparation and give them air cover.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eleven children under the age of 13 have been shot in the city of Milwaukee so far this year.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Skoller relates how lucky he was for a hung jury—the final, deadlocked vote was eleven to one, for acquittal.
Percy, who played tackle on a winning Crimson eleven, and Sam Felton will be well remembered as the fastest punters of their day.Football Days|William H. Edwards
Now there are eleven of them, and their wings shine in the sun like blue steel.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
"The amount altogether is, you perceive, eleven hundred pounds," he continued.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood
The family consisted of eleven children, five sons and six daughters, of whom Brigham was the ninth.The Story of the Mormons|William Alexander Linn
Henry might change his mind or one of the eleven get in some fine work.Affinities and Other Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehard
- amounting to eleveneleven chances
- (as pronoun)have another eleven today
Word Origin for eleven
c.1200, elleovene, from Old English endleofan, literally "one left" (over ten), from Proto-Germanic *ainlif- (cf. Old Saxon elleban, Old Frisian andlova, Dutch elf, Old High German einlif, German elf, Old Norse ellifu, Gothic ainlif), a compound of *ain "one" (see one) + PIE *leikw- "leave, remain" (cf. Greek leipein "to leave behind;" see relinquish).
FIREFLY: Give me a number from 1 to 10.
Viking survivors who escaped an Anglo-Saxon victory were daroþa laf "the leavings of spears," while hamora laf "the leavings of hammers" was an Old English kenning for "swords" (both from "The Battle of Brunanburgh"). Twelve reflects the same formation. Outside Germanic the only instance of this formation is in Lithuanian, which uses -lika "left over" and continues the series to 19 (vienio-lika "eleven," dvy-lika "twelve," try-lika "thirteen," keturio-lika "fourteen," etc.) Phrase eleventh hour (1829) is from Matthew xx:1-16.