- 1 English
- 1.1 Etymology 1
- 1.2 Etymology 2
- 1.3 Etymology 3
- 1.4 Anagrams
- 2 Scottish Gaelic
- 3 Welsh
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.
- (General American) IPA(key): /mæθ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /mɑːθ/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -æθ, -ɑːθ
math (plural maths)
Contraction of mathematics.
- maths (UK, Australia)
- (uncountable, Canada, US) Clipping of .
- (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.
- (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, 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.
Contraction of matha.
math (plural maths)
- 'S math sin. ― That's good.
|Case||Masculine singular||Feminine singular||Plural|
- deagh (slightly stronger)
- an ìre mhath (“almost”)
- cho math ri sin (“furthermore”)
- math dha-rìribh (“excellent; genuine”)
- 's math a rinn thu! (“well done!”)
- Ciamar a tha thu? Meadhanach math. ― How are you? Reasonably well.
math m (genitive singular maith)
- (verb): maith
- “math” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
- C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “maith”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, →ISBN
- C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “maithid”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, →ISBN
math m (plural mathau)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.