Slavic numerals

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics
Revision as of 17:18, 7 February 2011 by (talk) (Importing text file)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

The system of Old Russian numerals in which every integer from 1 to 9, and also tens and hundreds, were denoted by letters of the Slavic alphabet with a sign (titlo) written above them. Integers up to 999 were compiled by placing Slavic numerals in adjacent positions. Thousands were denoted by prefixing a certain sign to the number to express the number of thousands.


Thus, the Slavic numeral system is an adaptation of e.g. the Greek system, cf. also Numbers, representations of.


[a1] T. Danzig, "Number, the language of science" , Allen & Unwin (1930)
[a2] C. Faulmann, "Das Buch der Schrift" , Wien (1980) ((Reprint: Nördlingen, 1985))
[a3] G. Ifrah, "From one to zero: a universal history of numbers" , Penguin (1987) (Translated from French)
How to Cite This Entry:
Slavic numerals. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: