gobar numeral

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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“Gobar numeral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gobar%20numeral. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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