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Arithmetic (cf. modern algorism, algorithm; Old Fr. augrisme). The clerk Nicolas in The Miller's Tale had ‘augrym stones’, counters as used for calculation with an abacus board. Chaucer's ‘noumbres of augrym’ were the Hindu-Arabic numerals. (See Argus (3))


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