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Where did the word Math came from?

  1. Feb 28, 2008 #1
    Where did the word Math came from?
     
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  3. Feb 28, 2008 #2

    EnumaElish

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    I am guessing, ancient Greece? My second guess would be Arabic.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2008 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    If you worry about such things, you might find the website "Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics" interesting:
    http://members.aol.com/jeff570/mathword.html

    It says:
     
  5. Feb 29, 2008 #4
    "Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare"

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