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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Numerals.
 
All our numerals and ordinals up to a million (with one exception) are Anglo-Saxon. The one exception is the word Second, which is French. The Anglo-Saxon word was other, as First, Other, Third, etc. Million is the Latin millio (-onis).   1
   There are some other odd exceptions in the language: Spring, summer, and winter are native words, but autumn is Latin. The days of the week are native words, but the names of the months are Latin. We have dæg, monath, gear; but minute is Latin, and hour is Latin through the French.   2
   Numerals (Greek). (See EPISEMON.)   3
 


 Numbers.Numero. 

 
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