math

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English math, from Old English mǣþ ‎(a mowing, that which is mown, cutting of grass), from Proto-Germanic *mēþą ‎(a mowing), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂meh₁- ‎(to mow), equivalent to mow +‎ -th. Cognate with German Mahd ‎(a mowing, reaping). Related also to Old English mǣd ‎(mead, meadow, pasture). See meadow.

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Noun[edit]

math ‎(plural maths)

  1. A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of mathematics.

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Noun[edit]

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math ‎(countable and uncountable, plural maths)

  1. (uncountable, Canada, US) Short for mathematics.
  2. (uncountable, Canada, US) Arithmetic calculations; (see do the math).
    If you do the math, you'll see that it’s not such a bargain.
    $170 a month? That doesn’t sound right. Let me check your math.
  3. (countable, Canada, US) A math course.
    They needed to take two more maths in order to graduate.
    • 2010, Claude Regis Vargo, Beyond My Horizon (ISBN 1608445658), page 108:
      Then, I further worked myself into an A+ panic attack with the realization that on top of the algebra, I would have to take three more maths, from a choice of calculus, finite math, statistics, logic, or differential equation.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of matha.

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Noun[edit]

math ‎(plural maths)

  1. (Hinduism, Jainism) Short for matha.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish maith, from Proto-Celtic *matis, from possible Proto-Indo-European *mē-. Cognate with Welsh mad, Breton mad, Cornish mas. Compare Irish maith, Manx mie.

Adjective[edit]

math ‎(genitive singular masculine maith, genitive singular feminine maithe, nominative plural matha, comparative fheàrr)

  1. good
    ’S math sin.‎ ― That’s good.
Declension[edit]
Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative math mhath matha
Vocative mhaith mhath matha
Genitive mhaith maithe/mhaith matha
Dative mhath mhaith matha
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  • deagh (slightly stronger)
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Adverb[edit]

math

  1. well
    Ciamar a tha thu? Meadhanach math.‎ ― How are you? Reasonably well.
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Noun[edit]

math m ‎(genitive singular maith)

  1. good
  2. advantage, profit, use, utility
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish maithid ‎(remits, excuses; pardons, forgives; remits, abates, withholds; gives up (claim to); renounces), from maith ‎(good).

Verb[edit]

math ‎(past mhath, future mathaidh, verbal noun mathadh, past participle mathte)

  1. forgive, excuse, pardon, condone, remit
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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • maith” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • maithid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Welsh[edit]

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Noun[edit]

math m (plural mathau)

  1. kind, sort, type

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
math fath unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.