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δέκα Some connect it with δάκτυλος, from the number of the fingers.

ten, Lat. decem, Hom., etc.: —οἱ δέκα the Ten, Oratt.: οἱ δέκα [ἔτη] ἀφ᾽ ἥβης those who are ten years past 20 (the age of military service), Xen.

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