See also: Abax and авах

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

abax (plural abaxes)

  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.

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural form abaxes is currently unattested.

TranslationsEdit

Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 05:11