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Arabic numerals are based on arabic letters

The ancient arabic alphabet order was like this :

ا – ب – ج – د – ه – و – ز – ح – ط – ي – ك – ل – م – ن – س – ع – ف – ص – ق – ر – ش – ت – ث – خ – ذ – ض – ظ – غ

these letters was used to write words of course

but they used also to write numbers

the letters were associated to certain number like this :

ا – 1 ب – 2 ج – 3 د – 4 ه – 5 و – 6 ز – 7 ح – 8 ط – 9 ي – 10 ك – 20 ل – 30 م – 40 ن – 50 س – 60 ع – 70 ف – 80 ص – 90 ق – 100 ر – 200 ش – 300 ت – 400 ث – 500 خ – 600 ذ – 700 ض – 800 ظ – 900 غ – 1000 بغ – 2000 جغ – 3000 يغ – 10000 كغ – 20000 قغ – 100000 رغ – 200000 غغ – 1000000

When they wanted to write THE NUMERO (1240) for example - they would write it like this :

مرغ

م - 40 ر - 200 غ - 1000

when you add these numbers to each other you'll find 1240

when they wanted to write THE NUMBERS they used to begin with the letter rebresenting the biggest number

examples :

رب = 202 ر – 200 ب - 2 ريح = 218 ر – 200 ي – 10 ح - 8 شعب = 372 ش - 300 ع – 70 ب – 2

Let's go back now to the first ten letters and and look carefully to see how they have changed to the numerals that everybody knows today :

ا – 1 the resemblance is obvious ب – 2 scholars have replaced this letter by the letter ي written in the Maghribi script ج – 3 in arabic calligraphy when ح is followed by ج the ح is written above ج د – 4 see the image of د in the mirror and you'll see 4 ه – 5 the letter ه represent 5 but in the middle east only - I don't know the origine of 5 و – 6 just turn و and you'll see 6 ز – 7 ??? ح – 8 draw a line between the two extremities of ح and you'll see 8 ط – 9 just turn ط and you'll see 9 ي – 10

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August 13, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

I never knew this before. Thanks for this!

For images, ![](image URL)

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hambier

Very interesting, thank you so much.

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

You can't upload images to DuoLingo, other than your Avatar.

To post a pic you will have to upload it to a hosting site and then use the syntax RuwaydaAtH shared ![](image URL)

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1083531311

" scholars have replace(d) " "p(i)ctures "of many "extr(e)mit(ie)s " to create chaos gematria is also a good method for promoting the understanding of the emtiness of conceptional thought I m just starting to learn arabic.can you recommend a dictionary of arabic gematria??

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jawad-Dawdi

Thanks for the corrections - I know that there are people who use the number corresponding to your name to predict your future like the horoscope - But I know no dictionary of arabic gematria - I don't believe in those things - I believe only in Science.

August 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1083531311

da Ich mir zahlen nicht merken kann und telefonnummern sogar vergesse wenn Ich sie hundertmal gewählt habe benutze Ich die zahlenwerte von worten um mir telefonnummern merken zu können das ist eine praktische nützliche anwendung der gematrie

August 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jawad-Dawdi

Gute Idee!

August 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hambier

Ich habe dasselbe Problem mit den Zahlen und kann sie mir nur anhand manchmal haarsträubender Eselsbrücken merken. Danke für den Tipp, ich werde es versuchen.

August 17, 2019
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