μαθηματικός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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From μάθημα (máthēma, learning; mathematics) +‎ -ικός (-ikós, -ic), from μανθάνω (manthánō, I learn) +‎ -μα (-ma)

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μᾰθηᾰτῐκός (mathēatikósm, μᾰθημᾰτῐκή f, μᾰθημᾰτῐκόν n; first/second declension

  1. scientific, esp. mathematical
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Metaphysics 992.b.1
      ἔτι δὲ τὴν ὑποκειμένην οὐσίαν ὡς ὕλην μαθηματικωτέραν ἄν τις ὑπολάβοι
      Further, one might regard the substance which they make the material substrate as too mathematical.
    1. (substantive) mathematics
      • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Metaphysics 1026.a
        ἀλλ᾽ ἔστι καὶ ἡ μαθηματικὴ θεωρητική: ἀλλ᾽ εἰ ἀκινήτων καὶ χωριστῶν ἐστί
        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 (mathēmatikós) (genitive μᾰθημᾰτῐκοῦ); gender unknown

  1. mathematician
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1142.a.17
      ἐπεὶ καὶ τοῦτ᾽ ἄν τις σκέψαιτο, διὰ τί δὴ μαθηματικὸς μὲν παῖς γένοιτ᾽ ἄν, σοφὸς δ᾽ ἢ φυσικὸς οὔ.
      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 (mathimatikí), neuter: μαθηματικό (mathimatikó)

  1. mathematical

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Noun[edit]

μαθηματικός (mathimatikósm, f

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

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