Numbers in Old English

How to count in Old English / Anglo-Saxon (Ænglisc), an ancestor of modern English that was spoken in England from about the 5th to the 11th century.

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Numeral Cardinal
(hēafodġetalu)
Ordinal
(endebyrdlīcu ġetalu)
1 (i) ān [ɑːn] forma [ˈforˠ.mɑ]
2 (ii) twēġen [ˈtweː.jen] ōþer [ˈoː.ðer]
3 (iii) þrī [θriː] þridda [ˈθrid.dɑ]
4 (iv) fēower [ˈfe͜oː.wer] fēorþa [ˈfe͜oːrˠ.ðɑ]
5 (v) fīf [fiːf] fīfta [ˈfiːf.tɑ]
6 (vi) siex [si͜yks] siexta [ˈsi͜yks.tɑ]
7 (vii) seofon [ˈse͜o.von] seofoþa [ˈse͜o.vo.θɑ]
8 (viii) eahta [ˈæ͜ɑx.tɑ] eahtoþa [ˈæ͜ɑx.to.θɑ]
9 (ix) nigon [ˈni.ɣon] nigoþa [ˈni.ɣo.θɑ]
10 (x) tīen [ti͜yːn] tēoþa [ˈte͜oː.ðɑ]
11 (xi) endleofan [ˈendˌle͜o.vɑn] endlefta [ˈendˌlef.tɑ]
12 (xii) twelf [tweɫf] twelfta [ˈtweɫf.tɑ]
13 (xiii) þrēotīene [ˈθre͜oːˌti͜yː.ne] þrēottēoþa [ˈθre͜oːtˌte͜oː.ðɑ]
14 (xiv) fēowertīene [ˈfe͜oː.werˌti͜yː.ne] fēowertēoþa [ˈfe͜oː.werˌte͜oː.ðɑ]
15 (xv) fīftīene [ˈfiːfˌti͜yː.ne] fīftēoþa [ˈfiːfˌte͜oː.ðɑ]
16 (xvi) siextīene [ˈsi͜yksˌti͜yː.ne] siextēoþa [ˈsi͜yksˌte͜oː.ðɑ]
17 (xvii) seofontīene [ˈse͜o.vonˌti͜yː.ne] seofontēoþa [ˈse͜o.vonˌte͜oː.ðɑ]
18 (xviii) eahtatīene [ˈæ͜ɑx.tɑˌti͜yː.ne] eahtatēoþa [ˈæ͜ɑx.tɑˌte͜oː.ðɑ]
19 (xix) nigontīene [ˈni.ɣonˌti͜yː.ne] nigontēoþa [ˈni.ɣonˌte͜oː.ðɑ]
20 (xx) twēntiġ [ˈtweːn.tij] twēntigoþa [ˈtweːn.ti.ɣo.θɑ]
21 (xxi) ān and twentig ān and twentigoþa
22 (xxii) twā and twēntiġ twā and twēntigoþa
23 (xxiii) þrēo and twēntiġ þrēo and twēntigoþa
24 (xxiv) fēower and twēntiġ fēower and twēntigoþa
25 (xxv) fīf and twēntiġ fīf and twēntigoþa
26 (xxvi) siex and twēntiġ siex and twēntigoþa
27 (xxvii) seofon and twēntiġ seofon and twēntigoþa
28 (xxviii) eahta and twēntiġ eahta and twēntigoþa
29 (xxix) nigon and twēntiġ nigon and twēntigoþa
30 (xxx) þrītiġ [ˈθriː.tij] þrītigoþa
40 (xl) fēowertiġ [ˈfe͜oː.werˠ.tij] fēowertigoþa
50 (l) fīftiġ [ˈfiːf.tij] fīftigoþa
60 (lx) siextiġ [ˈsi͜yks.tij] siextigoþa
70 (lxx) hundseofontiġ [hundˈse͜o.von.tij] hundseofontigoþa
80 (lxxx) hundeahtatiġ [hundˈæ͜ɑx.tɑ.tij] hundeahtatigoþa
90 (xc) hundnigontiġ [hundˈni.ɣon.tij] hundnigontigoþa
100 (c) hund, hundred, hundtēontiġ hundtēontigoþa
1000 (m) þūsend [ˈθuː.zend]

Sources
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Old_English_numerals
https://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C7%A3dia:Tutorial_on_Old_English
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Module:number_list/data/ang
https://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Old_English/Numbers

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