ghobar numeral\(ˈ)gō¦bär-\ or
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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Origin and Etymology of gobar numeral
Arabic ghubār dust, board with sand used for writing
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