abacist

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English[edit]

An abacist (right).

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Medieval Latin abacista, from abacus + -ista (-ist).

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Noun[edit]

abacist (plural abacists)

  1. One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abacist” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 2.