totaling five more than ten
Origin of fifteenMiddle English fiftene ; from OE: see five and amp; -teen
the cardinal number between fourteen and sixteen; 15; XV
- The cardinal number equal to 14 + 1.
- The 15th in a set or sequence.
Origin of fifteenMiddle English fiftene, from Old English f&imacron;ft&emacron;ne; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English, from Old English fīftīene, fīftēne, from Proto-Germanic *fimftehun. Compare West Frisian fyftjin, Dutch vijftien, German fünfzehn, Danish femten.