μαθηματικός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From μάθημα (máthēma, learning; mathematics) +‎ -ικός (-ikós, -ic, adjective suffix).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ma.tʰɛː.ma.ti.kós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ma.tʰe.ma.tiˈkos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ma.θi.ma.tiˈkos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ma.θi.ma.tiˈkos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ma.θi.ma.tiˈkos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    μᾰθημᾰτῐκός (mathēmatikósm (feminine μᾰθημᾰτῐκή, neuter μᾰθημᾰτῐκόν); first/second declension

    1. scientific, esp. mathematical
      • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Metaphysics 992b.1
        ἔτι δὲ τὴν ὑποκειμένην οὐσίαν ὡς ὕλην μαθηματικωτέραν ἄν τις ὑπολάβοι
        éti dè tḕn hupokeiménēn ousían hōs húlēn mathēmatikōtéran án tis hupoláboi
        Further, one might regard the substance which they make the material substrate as too mathematical.
      1. (substantive) mathematics
        • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Metaphysics 1026a
          ἀλλ᾽ ἔστι καὶ ἡ μαθηματικὴ θεωρητική: ἀλλ᾽ εἰ ἀκινήτων καὶ χωριστῶν ἐστί
          all᾽ ésti kaì hē mathēmatikḕ theōrētikḗ: all᾽ ei akinḗtōn kaì khōristôn estí
          And mathematics is also speculative; but it is not clear at present whether its objects are immutable and separable from matter.
    2. astronomical
    3. astrological

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    μᾰθημᾰτῐκός (mathēmatikósm (genitive μᾰθημᾰτῐκοῦ); second declension

    1. mathematician
      • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1142a.17
        ἐπεὶ καὶ τοῦτ᾽ ἄν τις σκέψαιτο, διὰ τί δὴ μαθηματικὸς μὲν παῖς γένοιτ᾽ ἄν, σοφὸς δ᾽ ἢ φυσικὸς οὔ.
        epeì kaì toût᾽ án tis sképsaito, dià tí dḕ mathēmatikòs mèn paîs génoit᾽ án, sophòs d᾽ ḕ phusikòs oú.
        One might indeed further inquire why it is that, though a boy can be a mathematician, he cannot be a metaphysician or a natural philosopher.
    2. (Pythagoreanism) advanced student

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek μαθηματικός (mathēmatikós, mathematical).

    Adjective[edit]

    μαθηματικός (mathimatikósm (feminine μαθηματική, neuter μαθηματικό)

    1. mathematical

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    Noun[edit]

    μαθηματικός (mathimatikósm, f

    1. mathematician
    2. maths teacher (UK), math teacher (US)

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