## EUCLID'S DEFINITION OF MULTIPLICATION CORRECTLY TRANSLATED INTO GERMAN BY JOHANN SCHEUBEL.

In 1555 Johann Scheubel gave the following German translation of Euclid's definition of multiplication.

### Ain zal multiplicirt oder meret ain andere / wann die ander / als offt die erst zal ains in jr beschleüßt / genommen vnd zuesamen bracht wirdt.

*"A number multiplies or makes more (times) another number, if the other - as often as the first number is included in it (i.e. the other number), is taken and brought together."*

Scheubel Professor of Mathematics at the University of Tübingen. The translation appeared in ** Das sibend, acht und neünt Büch, des hochberühmbten Mathematici Euclidis**, meaning

*The seventh, eighth and ninth book by the renowned Mathematician Euclid.*The Title page of Scheubel's edition of Books VII - IX of Euclid's *Elements* can be seen below.

Scheubel's translation of Euclid's multiplication definition (16) can be seen below. Simply click the image to enlarge it.

I am most grateful to the Martayan Lan Rare Books New York for scanning this image at my request and letting me publish it.