User talk:Ackatsis

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zenzizenzizenzic[edit]

Looks like an adjective to me. SemperBlotto 09:29, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Whoops, you're right. I just changed it, thanks. Ackatsis 09:37, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  • But have you also changed the definition to match? SemperBlotto 09:41, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I did that. But, now that I think about it, I'm not 100% sure that it is an adjective. One of the citations states that "the term 'zenzizenzizenzic' was used to represent a number raised to an exponent of eight." This makes me think that the word "zenzizenzizenzic" denotes this number rather than describes it. That would make it a noun. Ackatsis 10:00, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
    • After a little more sleuthing, I changed it back to a noun. In the original 1557 source, Recorde writes that zenzizenzizenzic "doeth represent the square of squares squared". So it's a notation, not a description. Feel free to rebut me, though, I'm not a mathematician. Ackatsis 10:11, 26 June 2010 (UTC)