English word calculate comes from Latin calculus (a pebble of the kind that was used on the abacus), which is derived from the Latin calx (chalk, limestone)

Dictionary entry | Language | Definition |
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calx | Latin (lat) | Chalk. Limestone. The finish line. |

-olus | Latin (lat) | |

calculus | Latin (lat) | A piece in the latrunculi game. Pebble, stone. Reckoning, calculating. |

calculare | Latin (lat) | |

calculatus | Latin (lat) | |

calculate | English (eng) | (intransitive, US, dialect) To plan; to expect; to think.. (intransitive, mathematics) To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process; reckon.. (transitive, mathematics) To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process.. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end.. [...] |

- Descendants of calx
- calculating calculation calculus