In Greek numerical systems, β (beta) designates the number 2 in the ‘alphabetic’ system. In the same system, it can also designate the number 2,000 when prepositioned with a diacritical symbol ('β, ,β). In the ‘acrophonic’ system, β' is the symbol for the fraction 2/3.
Arithmetics; Numerical systems
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Eder, Walter (Berlin),
“B (Number)”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e210920>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510