The Ethiopian Abegede Numerals

By Dr. Aberra Molla
A^ 1 ^ a”d^ (1)
B^ 2 ^ kl]t^ 12)
G^ 3 ^ >lst^ (3)
D^ 4 ^ arb]t^ (4)
H^ 5 ^ ;mst^ (5)
W^ 6 ^ .Lst^ (6)
Z^ 7 ^ >bt^ (7)
“^ 8 ^ >Mnt^ (8)
U^ 9 ^ T.]t^ (9)
Y^ 1 ^ ]>rt^ (10)

K^ 2 ^ ].r^ (20)
L^ 3 ^ >ls^ (30)
M^ 4 ^ arb]^ (40)
N^ 5 ^ hms^ (50)
>^ 6 ^ ss^ (60)
}^ 7 ^ Sb]^ (70)
F^ 8 ^ >mny^ (80)
I^ 9 ^ Ts]^
(90)
Q^ 0 ^ m]t^ (100)
(^ 10 ^ vh^ (1,000)
a^ 1 ^ alf^ (10,000)

The Ethiopian Abegede Numbers

The first order Ethiopian characters also represented numbers. These ancient numbers were replaced by the equivalent Greek alphabet characters in the fourth century A.D.

 

References

Arsham H., The Zero Saga
O’Conner, J.J. and Roberts E.F., History Topics Index
SwsW gaz (Amharic Mi’f) astm1 tn.] msTmy drjt^
ads aBb^ 19087 ]!m!

A History of Zero
Ancient Ethiopian with Numbers
Ancient Greek Number Codes
Babylonian Numerals
Calendars through the Ages
Egyptian Numerals
Ethiopian Calendar (EthioWord)
Ethiopic Calendar (ModEth)
Ethiopic Styllographs with Numeric Values
Greek Number Systems
Indian Numerals
Mathematics of the Incas
Mayan Mathematics
Roman Numerals
The Abacus
The Arabic Numeral System
The Discovery of the Zero
Today’s Date

 

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