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Alʹgebra

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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Alfader (father of all)
Alfana
Alfar
Alfheim (home of the good genii)
Alfonsin
Alfonsine Tables
Alfonso
Alfonso XI.
Alfred’s Scholars
Algarsife
Algebra
Algrind
Alhambra
Ali
Alias
Alibi (elsewhere)
Alibi Clock (An)
Aliboron
Alice
Alice Brand
Alichino (wing-drooped)

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Algebra