words

So for this week’s word we have found a good one……we think it’s probably the most random so far but I bet you cannot believe what it means…..

ENNEACONTAKAIENNEAGON   

It is a shape with 99 sides.  We didn’t even know that a shape with that many sizes could exist or be categorised, let alone have such an unusual name. The names for polygons are actually Greek in origin so, for example, a pentagon which has five sides is:

five fifth pente pemptos

Ninety and nine have the following:

ninety ninetieth enenekonta enenekostos
nine ninth ennea enatos

 

If you have a desire to look up more of the Greek terminologies for polygons you can find them here –Polygons (of all sizes!)

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