isopsephy

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From Koine Greek ἰσοψηφία ‎(isopsēphía), from ἴσος ‎(ísos, equal) and ψῆφος ‎(psêphos, pebble). The early Greeks used pebbles arranged in patterns to learn arithmetic and geometry.

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isopsephy ‎(uncountable)

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  1. The practice of adding up the numerical values of the letters in a word to form a single number.

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