The interesting origin of the word COMPUTER

The interesting origin of the word COMPUTER

מַחְשֵׁב
(machshev) 
computer.

This word comes from the root letters ח-ש-ב.
These root letters build words that are connected to thought מַחְשָׁבָה (machshava).
A computer does various actions that involve ‘thinking.’ It thinks various codes, etc.

There is also the calculator, the מַחְשְׁבוֹן (machshevon). It is like a little computer.


Various mathematical actions are called חֶשְׁבּוֹן (cheshbon) because one needs thought in order to do them.

Accounting is called חֶשְׁבּוֹנָאוּת (chesh’bona’ut) and an accountant is called a מְנַהֵל חֶשְׁבּוֹנוֹת (menahel cheshbonot) or a רוֹאֶה חֶשְׁבּוֹן (ro’eh cheshbon).

A חֶשְׁבּוֹנִית (cheshbonit) receipt, that piece of paper that you receive after buying something, is also connected. It is a mathematical summary of what we bought.

If someone is considerate of someone else we will say he is מִתְחַשֵׁב (mitchashev) because he is thinking about the other.

Someone who acts cautiously, in a calculated manner and with consideration is called מְחוּשָׁב (mechushav).

A topic or person that is thought to be honorable and respected is called חָשׁוּב (chashuv) important.



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