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See also: Abaco and ábaco

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

abaco (plural abacos)

  1. abacus

ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • abbaco (uncommon, except in the meaning of “art of counting”)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin abacus (counting board), from Ancient Greek ἄβαξ (ábax, board).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ba.ko/, [ˈäːbäko̞]
  • Hyphenation: à‧ba‧co

NounEdit

abaco m (plural abachi)

  1. abacus (calculating frame)
  2. multiplication table
    Synonym: tavola pitagorica
  3. The art of counting.
  4. (historical, Ancient Rome) A board used to expose pottery during banquets.
  5. (furniture) abacus (church furniture)
    Synonym: credenza (more commone)
  6. (architecture) abacus (uppermost portion of the capital of a column)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • abaco in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • abaco in Collins Italian-English Dictionary

LatinEdit