Do languages other than English have a numerical concept similar to “dozens”, plural?

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Modern Greek has borrowed duzina from Venetian, so that does get used.

What is more idiomatic is the suffix –arja added on to tens-words, meaning “approximately”. So ðekarja “around ten”, triantarja “around thirty, thirty-odd”, eksindarja “around sixty, sixty-odd”.

[EDIT: correction to hundreds]

Also ðjakosarja “two hundred-odd”, triakosarja “three hundred odd”, up to enjakosarja “nine hundred-odd”; “one hundred-odd” is (e)katosti or katostarja.

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