μαθηματικός

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

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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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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μαθηματικός (mathēmatikós, mathematical).

Adjective[edit]

μαθηματικός (mathimatikósm (feminine μαθηματική, neuter μαθηματικό)

  1. mathematical

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μαθηματικός (mathimatikósm, f

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

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