- ten percent
- tenth part
Other Word Forms of Tenth
Origin of Tenth
From Middle English. Old English had tēoþa (origin of Modern English tithe), but the force of analogy to the cardinal number "ten" caused Middle English speakers to recreate the regular ordinal and re-insert the nasal consonant.
Middle English tenthe alteration of tethe from Old English tēotha tithe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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