[RC5] counting roots

Wes Shull wshull at s-c.org
Thu Jan 8 13:33:23 EST 1998


"Colin L. Hildinger" <colin at ionet.net> spake thusly:

<<Thinking about it, it probably comes from
the latin roots: megillion (million), gigillion (OK, billion, but I
don't know exactly how it got there), terrillion (trillion), etc.>>

Don't think so.  Dunno where million came from, but the bi in billion, tri 
in trillion, etc. would appear to be of greek extraction.  The latin roots 
would explain "mega", "giga", "tera" (byte, Hertz, etc.)

--wes
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