# Thousand

.Everyone knows that a *dozen* may be either twelve or thirteen, a *score* either twenty or twenty-one, a *hundred* either one hundred or one hundred and twenty, and a thousand either one thousand or one thousand two hundred. The higher numbers are the old Teutonic computations. Hickes tells us that the Norwegians and Icelandic people have two sorts of decad, the lesser and the greater called “Tolfræd.” The lesser thousand = 10 X 100, but the greater thousand = 12 X 100. The word *tolf*, equal to *tolv*, is our *twelve*. (*Institutiones Grammaticæ*, p. 43.)