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 Al’garsife (3 syl.).Algrind, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Al’gebra
 
is the Arabic al gebr (the equalisation), “the supplementing and equalising (process);” so called because the problems are solved by equations, and the equations are made by supplementary terms. Fancifully identified with the Arabian chemist Gebir.   1
 


 Al’garsife (3 syl.).Algrind, 

 
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