# zenzizenzizenzizenzike

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

An extension of Robert Recorde's naming system for mathematical powers presented in his 1557 mathematics book *The Whetstone of Witte*, from the root word *zenzic*.^{[1]}

### Noun[edit]

**zenzizenzizenzizenzike** (*plural not attested*)

- (mathematics, obsolete) The sixteenth power of a number.
**1696**Samuel Jeake,*Arithmetic surveyed or reviewed*, reprinted 1701 as*A compleat body of arithmetic, in four books ...*has a table of powers; the sixteenth is abbreviated as ZZZZ—in full, "A Zenzizenzizenzizenzike or Square of Squares Squaredly Squared" (book III, part IV, page 272)

### References[edit]

- ^ "Zenzizenzizenzic" - the eighth power of a number, Michael Quinion,
*World Wide Words*, accessed 26 June 2010