Seventeen meaning

sĕvən-tēn
The cardinal number equal to 16 + 1.
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The 17th in a set or sequence.
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Totaling seven more than ten.
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The cardinal number between sixteen and eighteen; 17; XVII.
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Origin of seventeen

  • Middle English seventene from Old English seofontīne septm̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English seventene, from Old English seofontÄ«ene, from Proto-Germanic *sebuntehun. Compare Dutch zeventien, West Frisian santjin, German siebzehn, Danish sytten.

    From Wiktionary