Talk:Long hundred

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Confusion and grammar issues[edit]

Sometimes the value of 100 was referred to as a small hundred the larger value being the long hundred or the great hundred.

The second half of that sentence seems grammatically incorrect. Also, it doesn't seem to make sense. I'm referring to: "the larger value being the long hundred or the great hundred."

There is no identification of "the larger value" until later in the article. Also, I would think there should be a comma or semicolon before that part of the sentence.

Please correct this section.

SLATE 15:49, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

I have edited the wording slightly. Count Truthstein (talk) 20:54, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Long thousand too[edit]

The word "thousand" has been used to refer to the number 1200 (see http://www.sizes.com/units/thousand.htm). The article would benefit from a discussion of this too, and the meanings of the words "hundred" and "thousand" in different languages. Count Truthstein (talk) 20:54, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Six-score hundred.[edit]

A six-score hundred (120), appears to be common germanic, and not confined to the English. Since 'thousand' derives from 'ten hundred', it follows that the thousand is also 1200. The translators of the gothic bible felt obliged to state that the hundred is teentywise (ie in measures of five score).

Gordon "Introduction to Old Norse", Oxford, 1927, gives in section 107, the numerals, for '120', is given hundrað, for '200', hundrað ok átta tigir (hundred and eighty), and for 240, 'tvai hundrað'.

R E Zupko, "A Dictionary of Weoghts and Measures for the British Isles", gives under "wey". .. But the weigh of Essex cheese .. is 300 li. (pounds) weight, at the rate of five score and xii li. to the hundred, which is 336. l. (1430). The conversion period was when one might need to quote the hundred.

A long hundred was for counting things with heads, eg people, nails, cattle.

The long hundred of six score was displaced with the arrival of christianity, in the goths, by the english, and by the norse. It is the outer folk, for where writing arrived before christianity, that the best records for the six score hundred is attested.

Note that despite duodecimalists, this has nothing to do with 12. There was no corresponding measure of 12 surviving, for example.

--Wendy.krieger (talk) 11:14, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

"Hundred"[edit]

The usage of Hundred (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:Hundred -- 65.94.78.70 (talk)

"Hundred (word)"[edit]

Hundred (word) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) has been proposed to be merged into 100 (number) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views), see talk:100 (number) for the discussion -- 65.94.78.70 (talk) 04:59, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

word[edit]

This word article is missing coverage on Hundred (county division), which is also a word, so at the least, there should be a paragraph with a {{main}} attached -- 65.94.78.70 (talk) 05:08, 29 November 2013 (UTC)