Synonyms for xei or Related words with xei
Examples of "xei"
-AM came to air in September 1932. It was owned by Tiburcio Ponce Gutiérrez. In January 1981, it was sold to Carlos Quiñones, founder and owner of Radio S.A.
The tenth generation Corolla was launched in Brazil on 26 March 2008, and in Argentina in April 2008. It was produced in Brazil with two engines (a 1.6 and a 1.8-liter gasoline engine – gasoline/ethanol in Brazil) and three models: the base XLi, the intermediate
and the higher spec SEG.
"This book has been able to capture the spirit of Confucianism. It is most appropriate that it dwells on the social aspect of Confucianism. It talks of Social Harmony, which is key to Confucius. " - Mr.
Fei (Former Cultural Head, Chinese Embassy)
Nevertheless, the Hispano-Arabic hypothesis continues to have a presence in popular culture today. It is the claim that algebraic "x" is the abbreviation of a supposed loanword from Arabic in Old Spanish. The theory originated in 1884 with the German "orientalist" Paul de Lagarde, shortly after he published his edition of a 1505 Spanish/Arabic bilingual glossary in which Spanish "cosa" ("thing") was paired with its Arabic equivalent, شىء ("shay"), transcribed as "
". (The "sh" sound in Old Spanish was routinely spelled "x".) Evidently Lagarde was aware that Arab mathematicians, in the "rhetorical" stage of algebra's development, often used that word to represent the unknown quantity. He surmised that "nothing could be more natural" (Nichts war also natürlicher...) than for the initial of the Arabic word—romanized as the Old Spanish "x"—to be adopted for use in algebra. A later reader reinterpreted Lagarde's conjecture as having "proven" the point. Lagarde was unaware that early Spanish mathematicians used, not a "transcription" of the Arabic word, but rather its "translation" in their own language, "cosa". There is no instance of "
" or similar forms in several compiled historical vocabularies of Spanish.
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