abax

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See also: Abax and авах

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἄβαξ (ábax, board covered with sand). Doublet of abacus and abaque.

Noun[edit]

abax (plural not attested)

  1. An ancient counting board containing grooves in which counters were placed; a forerunner of the abacus.
    Basic arithmetic could be done with an abax.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abax m (genitive abacis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of abacus

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abax abacēs
Genitive abacis abacum
Dative abacī abacibus
Accusative abacem abacēs
Ablative abace abacibus
Vocative abax abacēs

References[edit]

  • abax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette