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  • n. The practice of adding up the numerical values of the letters in a word to form a single number.

Etymologies

From Koine Greek ἰσοψηφία (isopsēphia), from ἴσος (isos, "equal") and ψῆφος (psēphos, "pebble"). The early Greeks used pebbles arranged in patterns to learn arithmetic and geometry. (Wiktionary)

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  • The Greek word for the practice of adding up the number values of the letters in a word to form a single number. See gematria, abjad, ilm al-jafr, ilm al-huruuf.
    (from Wikipedia)

    October 18, 2009