algarismo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin algorismus, a transliteration of the Arabic form of the name of the Persian mathematician al-Khwārizmī. Doublet of algoritmo. Cognate with Spanish guarismo.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /aw.ɡaˈɾiz.mu/ [aʊ̯.ɡaˈɾiz.mu]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /aw.ɡaˈɾiʒ.mu/ [aʊ̯.ɡaˈɾiʒ.mu]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /aw.ɡaˈɾiz.mo/ [aʊ̯.ɡaˈɾiz.mo]

  • Hyphenation: al‧ga‧ris‧mo

Noun[edit]

algarismo m (plural algarismos)

  1. place (numeric: the column counting a certain quantity)
    Synonym: casa
  2. digit (numeral)
    Synonym: dígito