Talk:nolla

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Native zero[edit]

Did Latin nullus displace a native Uralic term for zero? Jackwolfroven (talk) 20:52, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

It would appear so. In this situation, I would suspect it was borrowed from Swedish. The concept of zero was likely not clear to monolingual peasants, so it could be borrowed rapidly. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:00, 28 December 2012 (UTC)