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Friday, August 07, 2015

Definitions for chiliad

  1. a group of 1000.
  2. a period of 1000 years.

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Citations for chiliad
In 1811 Chernac's Cribrum Arithmeticum was published, to the great joy of Gauss, who states that, although he had not sufficient patience for a continuous enumeration of the whole million, he often employed unoccupied quarters of an hour in counting here and there a chiliad. J. W. L. Glaisher, "Preliminary account of an enumeration of the primes in Burckhardt's tables," Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, October 23 1876—May 17, 1880
It was a book no one had opened, as he believed, for a chiliad. Gene Wolfe, The Sword of the Lictor, 1982
Origin of chiliad
Chiliad dervies from the Greek term for 1,000, chīlioi. It entered English in the late 1500s.
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