hist-games: Names of Dice

James Masters james.masters at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Aug 9 22:29:08 PDT 1999


Matthew,

These translation sites might help:

http://www.airsho.com/transLator3.htm
http://babelfish.altavista.com/

James Masters 
Kew 
England 
http://www.mastersgames.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hist-games at rt.com 
> [mailto:owner-hist-games at rt.com]On Behalf
> Of Matthew Whitaker
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 12:52 AM
> To: Historic Games (E-mail)
> Subject: hist-games: Names of Dice
> 
> 
> I read somewhere that dice, in the pre17th centuries, were 
> named according
> to their pips.
> 
> # of Pips	Dice Name
> one		Ace
> two		Deuce
> three		Trey
> four		Quarter
> five		Cinq, or Sink
> six		Sice
> 
> (Obviously, some of these are corruption's of French.)
> 
> Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew of the names in other 
> languages, or
> perhaps a site where I could find them. 
> 
> I am especially looking for the names in the following 
> languages:  Latin,
> French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, and Russian.  Any
> others would be great, too. 
> 
> Any help any of you could provide would be quite appreciated. 
>  Thanks! 
> 
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