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ninth

[ nahynth ]
/ naɪnθ /
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adjective

next after the eighth; being the ordinal number for nine.
being one of nine equal parts.

noun

a ninth part, especially of one (1/9).
the ninth member of a series.
Music.
  1. a tone distant from another tone by an interval of an octave and a second.
  2. the interval between such tones.
  3. harmonic combination of such tones.

adverb

in the ninth place.

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Origin of ninth

before 900; Middle English ninthe (see nine, -th2), replacing Middle English niend (Old English nigend), neogethe, nigethe (Old English nigotha); akin to Old Saxon nigutho,Old Norse nīundi,Gothic niunda

OTHER WORDS FROM ninth

ninthly, adverb
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Word Origin for ninth

Old English nigotha; related to Old High German niunto, Old Norse nīundi
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