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33

According to Wikipedia, 33 is:

  • the largest positive integer that can not be expressed as a sum of different triangular numbers.
  • the atomic number of arsenic
  • the “smile to the camera” word in Spanish, as is “cheese” in English. Diga treinta y tres (“Say thirty-three”) is the same as “Say cheese”
  • a recurring, important number to the Freemasons, used often in their sacred rituals

33 was also:

For the sake of amusement, here are Biblical references:

And from Islamic Holy Q’uran:

33 in 69 languages, in order of complexity, highest to lowest (from A Playground of Thoughts):

  1. Huli: ngui ki, ngui tebone-gonaga tebira
  2. Ndom: tondor abo mer an thef abo ithin
  3. Nimbia: gume bi ni tanran
  4. Hindi: tayntees
  5. Tzotzil: ‘ox lajuneb xcha’-vinik
  6. Ainu: rep ikasma wanpe etu hotnep
  7. Alamblak: yima yohtti tir hosfi hosfirpat
  8. Nahuatl: cem-pöhualli-om-mahtlactli-om-ëyi
  9. Malagasy: telo amby telopolo
  10. Yoruba: metalelogbon
  11. Welsh (Traditional): tri ar ddeg ar hugain
  12. Breton: tri / teir ha tregont
  13. Manx: tree-jeig as feed
  14. Scots Gaelic: trì deug air fhichead
  15. Georgian: otsdatsamet’i
  16. Danish: treogtredive
  17. Javanese: telung puluh telu
  18. Latin: trīgintā trēs
  19. French: trente-trois
  20. Zulu: amashumi amathathu nantathu
  21. Basque: hogei ta hamairu
  22. Arabic: thalâthata wa thalâthûn (masculine), thalâth wa thalâthûn (feminine)
  23. Ganda: amakumi asatu mu ssatu
  24. Maltese: tlieta u tletin
  25. Assyrian: klaay-‘td’laa
  26. Kurmanji: sî û sisê
  27. Dutch: drieendertig
  28. German: dreiunddreißig
  29. Swahili: thelathini na tatu
  30. Ojibwa: nisimidana ashi niswi
  31. Italian: trentatré
  32. Spanish: treinta y tres
  33. Swiss French: trente-trois
  34. Tigrinya: selasan-selesten
  35. Turkish: otuz üç
  36. Balkan Romani: tránda-te-trin
  37. Hungarian: harminchárom
  38. Tagalog: tatlumpu’t tatlo
  39. Polari: trey dacha and trey
  40. Scots: thertie three
  41. English: thirty-three
  42. Norwegian: trettitre
  43. Swedish: trettiotre
  44. Sukuma: makumiadatu na idatu
  45. Hawaiian: kanakolukūmākolu
  46. Finnish: kolmekymmentäkolme
  47. Estonian: kolmkümmend kolm
  48. Romanian: treizeci şi trei
  49. Ancient Japanese: misodi amari mitu (ancient), misoji amari mittsu (modern)
  50. Kiribati: tenibwi ma tenua
  51. Wolof: ñetta fukka ak ñetta
  52. Croatian: trideset-tri
  53. Seneca: së niwashê së
  54. Indonesian: tiga puluh tiga
  55. Mandinka: taŋ saba niŋ saba
  56. Wu Chinese: 三十三 sezhekse
  57. Tok Pisin: tripela ten tri
  58. Vietnamese: ba mu’o’i ba
  59. Igbo: iri ato. na ato.
  60. Thai: săhm sìp săhm
  61. Welsh (Modern): tri deg tri
  62. Aymara: kimsa-tunka-kimsani
  63. Cuzco Quechua: kinsa chunka kinsa-yoq
  64. Chinook Wawa: klone tahtlum pe klone
  65. Mandarin: 三十三 sānshi sān
  66. Japanese: 三十三 sanjû san
  67. Cantonese: 三十三 saam1sap6saam1 (Cantonese has six tones, and they are given by numbers after syllables. The tone number means: 1 – high level, 2 – high rising, 3 – middle level, 4 – low falling, 5 – low rising, and 6 – low level.)
  68. Esperanto: tridek tri
  69. Tongan: tolu tolu

Blogger Gene Smith has a list of 33 things on his blog, Atomiq.

The Trāyastriṃśa, or the Heaven of Thirty Three Gods, is referenced in Buddhist Cosmology.

Today is World Vegan Day, the Day of the Dead (Día de Los Muertos), Samhain Day, and All Saints’ Day.

Can you guess anything else about this day?

Posted: November 1st, 2006
Categories: blog, culture
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