# Slavic numerals

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

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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.

#### Comments

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

#### References

[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) |

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