once twice thrice
Any help would be appreciated.
- 2 ants -> a pair/duo of ants
- 3 mice -> a trio/trinity of mice
- 4 cats -> a quartet of cats
- 5 dogs -> a quintet of dogs
- 20 birds -> a score of birds
- 144 eggs -> a gross of eggs (more often called 12 dozen eggs)
For an example in another language, in Latin, the numbers one, two, and three get “special treatment” in the sense that they have masculine, feminine, and neuter forms; other numbers (until you reach the hundreds at least) don’t vary according to gender.
Ah, now that’s one thing I was trying to remember – although having only up to tertiary education doesn’t really help jog the memory of everything above that!
So that goes quinary, senary etc I’m guessing.
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