Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-teen Also -teenth.

Forming the names of numerals from 13 to 19.

[Old English inflected form of ten.]

Examples are fourteen and nineteen. A pre-teen is a young person below the age of thirteen. The form -teenth (see -th1) appears in the associated ordinal numbers; the noun Juneteenth refers to a celebration of 19 June, the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas on 19 June 1865. Words such as velveteen and sateen derive instead from French words ending in -ine (see -een).

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