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Words about Counting

 

The words in the first row of this table are all marked with an asterisk (*).
This means that they are believed to be the P.I.E. roots that later became words in other languages, as shown in the other rows of the table.
Follow the gold links below to learn more about these words and the languages and cultures that they come from.

 

P.I.E.

*oinos

*dwo

*treyes

*kwetwor

*penkwe

*kmtom

Modern English

one

two

three

four

five

hundred

OLD ENGLISH

an

twa

thri

feower

fif

hundteontig

GERMAN

eins

zwei

drei

vier

funf

hundert

LATIN

unus

duo

tres

quattuor

quinque

centum

GREEK

heis

duo

treis

tettares

pente

hekaton

RUSSIAN

odin

dva

tri

chetyre

pyat'

sto

SANSKRIT

ekas

dvau

trayas

catvaras

panca

satam

SPANISH

uno

dos

tres

quatro

cinco

ciento

FRENCH

un

deux

trois

quatre

cinq

cent