Mathmaster

Math is Anglo-Saxon for “mow” or “cut down,” and Sanskrit for “annihilate.” It is also Hindustani for “hut” and “monastery.” This word says: “to overpower by cutting down men and annihilating their homes and monasteries.”

— Joseph Campbell & Henry Morton Robinson,
A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

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