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Entered English circa 16th century. Latin abacus, abax; from Greek ἄβαξ ('a`bax) (board covered with sand), possibly from Patrono:He[[Category:Patrono:He derivations|Abacus]] אבק (āvāq) (dust).

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Singular
Abacus

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abacuses or abaci

Abacus (plural abacuses or abaci) (considered pedantic)
  1. (obsolete) A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.
  2. A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc.
    I've heard merchants still use an abacus for adding things up in China.
  3. (architecture) The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave.
  4. (archaic) A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.
  5. A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.

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From Ancient Greek ἄβαξ (abax), board)

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abacus (genitive abacī); m, second declension

  1. a square board.
  2. sideboard.
  3. counting board.
  4. gaming board.
  5. panel.

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Patrono:Ladecl2 Patrono:La-decl-2nd

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Professor Kidd, et al. Collins Gem Latin Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers (Glasgow: 2004). ISBN 0-00-470763-X. page 1.

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