gobar numeral

noun

go·​bar numeral
variants or ghobar numeral
(ˈ)gō¦bär-
or gubar numeral
(ˈ)gü¦bär-
: one of a set of ancient numerals which the Arabs developed from Hindu numerals and from which the modern arabic numerals are derived

Word History

Etymology

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 24 May. 2024.

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