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(Twentieth,) Tuentieth, adj. Also: twentyd, twentyt, twenteat, twentiand, twentiend, tuentiand, tuentyth, tuentit. [ME and e.m.E. twentide (c1250), tuentiþe (1297), tuentende (Manning), tuentiand (Cursor M.), twentythe (c1420), twentieth (1609), OE twentiᵹoða, ON tuttugandi.] The ordinal number corresponding to the cardinal Twenty num., the twentieth in sequence; every twentieth one; a twentieth part. c1420 Wynt. vii 1207.
The twentyd [C. twentyt, W. twenty] part off hys bownte Be my style may nowcht sowndyt be
1424 State P. (Reg. H.) No. 15.
The tuentyth day of the moneth of Septembre
1446 Reg. Episc. Brechin. I 107.
The said land … aw to pay to the girst of the said myl the twenteat cwrne
c1475 Wall. xi 376.
xix thai war, and Craufurd, with gud will, The twentyd man, the nowmer to fullfill
1553 Prot. Bk. M. Carruthers 57.
[The grantee was to hold of Roger by a silver penny, and] the twentiand corne [at the mill of Dalfibble as multure]
1588–9 Edinb. Presb. 4 March.
The tuentit day of Maij nixt

b. As part of a larger ordinal number. 1312 Facs. Nat. MSS II xix.
[The said Edmund … shall give the] four and tuentiand fat [for multure for all dues]
c1420 Wynt. viii 685.
The sevyn and twentyd chapytere
c1420 Wynt. ix 2217.
Off Marche the five and twentyd day
1596 Dalr. I 157/2.
The tuentieth and ane ȝeir eftir the deith of his vnkle
1644 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. II 705.
The four and twentiend pek of shilling of multour

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