14 July 2016

seventeen is sezpintima

sezpintima = seventeen (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "sezpintima": an unique term, did not match any documents; vaguely similar Septima is an unusual feminine first name which means seventh in Latin; vaguely similar sentima means fearless in Esperanto)

Word derivation for "seventeen" :
Basque = hamazazpi (from ten + seven)
Finnish = seitsemäntoista (seven + -teen)
Miresua = sezpintima (seven + -teen)

Another new word which is more Finnish than Basque. Not sure what I can do about it, it's partly because the Finnish word is a humongous 15 letter word.

The word seventeen doesn't occur in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-glass.