ten

ten O.E. ten (Mercian), tien (W.Saxon), from P.Gmc. *tekhan (Cf. O.S. tehan, O.N. tiu, Dan. ti, O.Fris. tian, O.Du. ten, Du. tien, O.H.G. zehan, Ger. zehn, Goth. taihun "ten"), from PIE *dekm (Cf. Skt. dasa, Avestan dasa, Armenian tasn, Gk. deka, L. decem, O.C.S. deseti, Lith. desimt, O.Ir. deich, Bret. dek, Welsh deg, Alb. djetu "ten"). Tenner "ten-pound note" is slang first recorded 1861; as "ten-dollar bill," 1887 (ten-spot in this sense dates from 1848). The ten-foot pole that you wouldn't touch something with (1909) was originally a 40-foot pole; the idea is the same as the advice to use a long spoon when you dine with the devil. Ten-four "I understand, message received," is attested in popular jargon from 1962, from use in CB and police radio 10-code (in use in U.S. by 1950).

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  • ten — /tɛn / (say ten) noun 1. a cardinal number, nine plus one. 2. a symbol for this number, as 10 or X. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. a playing card with ten pips. 5. Tasmania, Qld a glass of beer of approximately 285 ml (10 fl oz).… …   Australian English dictionary

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