Origin of fourteenMiddle English fourtene from Old English feowertyne: see four and -teen
- The cardinal number equal to 13 + 1.
- The 14th in a set or sequence.
- Something having 14 parts, units, or members.
Origin of fourteenMiddle English fourtene from Old English fēowertēne ; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.
- Ordinal: fourteenth
From Middle English fourtene, from Old English fēowertīene, fēowertēne, from Proto-Germanic *fedurtehun. Compare West Frisian fjirtjin, Dutch veertien, German vierzehn, Danish fjorten.