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Latin Mathematics

Postby reptilia5 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:08 pm

Salvete omnes. Does anyone know a good website that informs how do simple math in Latin. Latin Wikipedia has some good examples for addition and subtraction but not for multiplication or division.

Example from Latin Wikipedia:

Additio (-onis, f) operatio arithmetica est.
Formula est: summandus + summandus = summa

Lege: quinque et septem sunt duodecim
Scribe (recenti more): 5 + 7 = 12

The examples for subtraction are almost the same as well, but there are no examples for multiplication or division. I thrive and learn on example! If someone could point me in the right direction for a simple formula for multiplication and division I would really appreciate it.
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Re: Latin Mathematics

Postby bedwere » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:09 pm

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Re: Latin Mathematics

Postby ivanus » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:20 pm

If you go bit further, you can find Latin editions of Euclid's Elements. The nice thing here is that it's straightforward (generally) to visualise what the Latin is describing: 1) Puncutm set, cuius pars null.
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Re: Latin Mathematics

Postby A.A.I » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:21 am

Very nice, Bedwere! Thanks for that.

Now... I'm wondering what the difference is between 'mathesis' and 'mathematica'.
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Re: Latin Mathematics

Postby adrianus » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:54 pm

I didn't know before this but I see in L&S "mathesis" is just a late-latin synonym (possibly a handier word, as "maths" is sometimes a handier word than "mathematics").
Synonymum justum et serius (forsit venustius) pro mathematicae vocabulo est mathesis, secundum L&S, quod antea ignoravi.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Latin Mathematics

Postby adrianus » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:16 pm

ivanus wrote:If you go bit further, you can find Latin editions of Euclid's Elements. The nice thing here is that it's straightforward (generally) to visualise what the Latin is describing: 1) Puncutm set, cuius pars null.

My computer like yours, Ivanus, I believe, "corrects" my Latin into English. It can be a nuisance. My Latin's bad enough without being made worse.
Meum sicut tuum ordinatrum Ivane, ut credo, latinum in anglicum corrigat. Negotiumst! Jam mala sine talibus corrigendis latinitas mea.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Latin Mathematics

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:18 pm

Salvete!

Why not have a look at an actual introduction to mathematics in Latin. Try this one: Gaspar Schott's Cursus mathematicus.

It includes Euclid's Elements and is very organized an features in an introductory part very good definitions. Give it a try.

On a general note I can recommed the Latin resources provided by the University Mannheim.

Valete,

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