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Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Sunday, February 16, 2003, 15:45
On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 14:47:45 +1100
Tristan <kesuari@...> wrote:

> Andreas Johansson wrote: > > Tristan wrote: > > >> Well, I'll be. I think that's a bigger problem that needs rectification > >> before we try replacing 'ten thousand' with 'myriad'. Of course, there's > >> always the problem that people will be confused by 'a myriad of ways' > >> (the most common meaning and perhaps the only current meaning) and 'a > >> myriad ways'. > > > > I'm not aware of any other current meaning, but then I'm a non-native > > speaker. Anyways, crowding out this usage was kind of the point. > > It means a lot, a huge amount, but not a particular amount. It's a > formal way of saying something like zillion, but it normally has 'of' > after it. > > Or if that was the one you were thinking of, the dictionary says it can > also mean 10 000 already.
I think that's what was meant. Ancient Greek [my:rios] meant "ten thousand". As well as "lots" too. s.