Greek Numbers

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Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:09

The Greek numbers are part of a number system used until today and Greek letters used as symbols of numbers.

numeros griegos

These numbers are used more widely as part of the language as a system of numbering in itself. Prefixes corresponding to different numbers are used to create compound words such as "single stranded" (single chain), "triad" (of three), "Hex" (six-sided), "staff" (six lines) and more.

The numbers are:

  • eis, mia, ev, mono: 1
  • duo, dis (di): 2
  • treis, industry, tris (tri): 3
  • tettares, tettara; terakis (tetra): 4
  • pente, pentakis (penta): 5
  • hex (hex): 6
  • hepta (hepta): 7
  • octa (octa): 8
  • ennea: 9
  • deca (deca): 10
  • Endeca: 11
  • dodeca: 12
  • treiskaideca (trideca): 13
  • kai tettares deca: 14
  • pentekaideca: 15
  • hekkaideca: 16
  • heptakaideca: 17
  • oktôkaideca: 18
  • enneakaideca: 19
  • eicosi (icosa): 20
  • Hecaton: 100
  • chilioi, chiliai, Chilia: 1000

Of course there are many words in Greek and Spanish numbers, so we have included only a few in this list.

It is believed that the numbering system from the Greek Roman, although in the first there is a zero symbol, whereas in the second itself, included by astronomers Hellenistic and which have been used in the representation of figures as limiting fractions, but not in the integer part of a number.

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