Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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From my computer background, when I hear ''hex'', I think base 16.


sparkplug54 said...

That's what makes English so interesting, and so difficult for others to become fluent in. We frely borrow from other languages. In this case, "penta" from Latin, "hex" is from some northern European language, perhaps Celtic or Germanic, and the other "hex" probably goes back to Latin. These are guesses, but you get the idea.

(x, why?) said...

From what I've found, "hex" likely comes from the German for "witch" and has nothing to do with the polygon. It just makes for an interesting co-incidence with the pentagram.