abax

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See also: Abax and авах

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἄβαξ ‎(ábax, board covered with sand).

Noun[edit]

abax ‎(plural not attested)

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

Translations[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abax m ‎(genitive abacis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of abacus

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number 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 & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.