abax

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek ἄβαξ ‎(ábax, board covered with sand).

NounEdit

abax ‎(plural not attested)

  1. an ancient counting board containing grooves in which counters were placed.
    Basic arithmetic could be done with an abax.
    The abax was a forerunner of the abacus.

TranslationsEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abax m ‎(genitive abacis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of abacus

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative abax abacēs
genitive abacis abacum
dative abacī abacibus
accusative abacem abacēs
ablative abace abacibus
vocative abax abacēs

ReferencesEdit

  • abax” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
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