gobar numeral

noun
go·bar numeral
variants: or ghobar numeral \(ˈ)gō¦bär- \ or gubar numeral \(ˈ)gü¦bär- \

Definition of gobar numeral 

: one of a set of ancient numerals which the Arabs developed from Hindu numerals and from which the modern arabic numerals are derived

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History and Etymology for gobar numeral

Arabic ghubār dust, board with sand used for writing

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