calculus etymology

English word calculus comes from Latin calx (Chalk. Limestone. The finish line.), Latin -olus

Detailed word origin of calculus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
calx Latin (lat) Chalk. Limestone. The finish line.
-olus Latin (lat)
calculus Latin (lat) A piece in the latrunculi game. Pebble, stone. Reckoning, calculating.
calculus English (eng) (countable) A decision-making method, especially one appropriate for a specialised realm.. (countable, mathematics) Any formal system in which symbolic expressions are manipulated according to fixed rules.. (countable, medicine) A stony concretion that forms in a bodily organ.. (dated, countable) Calculation; computation.. (uncountable, dentistry) Deposits of calcium phosphate salts on [...]

Words with the same origin as calculus

Descendants of calx
calculate calculating calculation