Origin of maths
Origin of math1
- a mowing.
- the crop mowed.
Origin of math2
- an order of Hindu monks.
Origin of math3
Examples from the Web for maths
“Well, I did maths at school,” he replied as evenly as possible.Why 7 Times 8 Tripped Up the UK Chancellor
July 4, 2014
It's very tiresome, for soon the other school insp. for maths.
Opal Earnshaw was fearfully angry that you beat her in maths.A Fortunate Term
The school insp. came yesterday, the old one who always comes for Maths.
The Nutling seems to give extraordinarily good reports, for twice in the Maths.
Im a Soph myself, by rights, if old Hammond hadnt marked me low in maths.Tom Fairfield's Schooldays
- (functioning as singular) British informal short for mathematics US and Canadian equivalent: math
- US and Canadian informal short for mathematics Brit equivalent: maths
Word Origin and History for maths
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).