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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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Slavic numerals. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Slavic_numerals&oldid=16818