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Re: [Courrier indésirable] [tied] 1000 = All?

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  • fournet.arnaud
    In languages that lack both zero and unlimited numbers, the highest known number usually is used to mean maximum hence unlimited = all The same thing
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 14, 2007
      In languages that lack both "zero" and "unlimited" numbers,
      the highest known number usually is used to mean "maximum" hence "unlimited" = all
      The same thing happens in Hieroglyphic Egyptian and Chinese.
       
       
       
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      Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 4:27 AM
      Subject: [Courrier indésirable] [tied] 1000 = All?

      I noticed that the Hittite expression "the thousand gods" implies "all
      the gods" - i.e. an uncountably large number. Likewise, I have read of
      the 1000 names of Vishnu.
      Could this be an archaism

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