Origin of math1
- a mowing.
- the crop mowed.
Origin of math2
- an order of Hindu monks.
Origin of math3
Examples from the Web for math
Supporters pointed to math and literacy gains, while critics noted that those improvements disappeared in elementary school.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
Hotline shows you something very moving about watching a teacher patiently explaining a math problem down the phone.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline
November 20, 2014
Though the math gets a little fuzzy from here, Mayo Shattuck divorced his wife of almost 20 years, Jennifer, in 1995.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson
November 6, 2014
Rowaida Yousef, as she calls herself, used to be a math teacher and citizen journalist in Damascus.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story
October 28, 2014
He told the story about the grief he got from Mr. Sapolsky, the math teacher.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius
October 5, 2014
The math is coming along so well with Taffy's help, keep on with it.Phyllis
But that Math is right—it's got to be right, no other conclusion is possible.The Skylark of Space
Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Tom was well-grounded in math, had to be for his job as pilot.Eight Keys to Eden
Mark Irvin Clifton
But not being a math expert, he had never missed not being allowed to see them.Next Door, Next World
Robert Donald Locke
“Try Joe Pepper's room; he's in math recitation,” said Jenk suddenly.Five Little Peppers at School
- US and Canadian informal short for mathematics Brit equivalent: maths
Word Origin and History for math
American English shortening of mathematics, 1890; the British preference, maths, is attested from 1911.
"a mowing," Old English mæð "mowing, cutting of grass," from Proto-Germanic *mediz (cf. Old Frisian meth, Old High German mad, German Mahd "mowing, hay crop"), from PIE *me- "to cut down grass or grain with a sickle or scythe" (see mow).