History of ALGEBRA

History of Algebra in Linguistics:

These days this word refers to that branch of mathematics in which quantities are represented by letters and signs.

The etymology of this word tells us, however, that in ancient days this word referred to the skill of uniting what is broken. In many cases, it referred to the art of setting broken bones. In support of this meaning the word algebra, Funk (1988) quotes the historian, Halle as saying the following:

“This Arabic word Algebra sygnifyethas well fractures of bones as sometyme the restauration of the same.” 

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