Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Math"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Math \Math\, n. [AS. m[=ae][eth]; akin to m[=a]wan to mow, G.
mahd math. See {Mow} to cut (grass).]
A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly
used in composition; as, an aftermath. [Obs.]

The first mowing thereof, for the king's use, is wont
to be sooner than the common math. --Bp. Hall.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the
logic of quantity and shape and arrangement [syn: {mathematics},

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