Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Zero, or 0, was the last symbol introduced into Notation (q.v.); the word is also used in connection with many instruments, the points from which measurements are made being often termed Zero point, and the corresponding position of the instrument the Zero position.

“We must not be proud of our bodies, because the matter is from the earth, yet not dishonour our bodies, because the mould and shape are from the divine wisdom.”
–Matthew Henry, Commentary, Job 10