abaciscus

noun

ab·​a·​cis·​cus
ˌa-bə-ˈsi-skəs,
-ˈki-
plural abacisci
ˌa-bə-ˈsi-ˌsī,
-ˈki-ˌskē,
-ˈki-ˌskī

Word History

Etymology

Latinization of Late Greek abakískos, diminutive of Greek abak-, ábax "slab, board"

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abaciscus was in 1753

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“Abaciscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abaciscus. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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