Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 13:49:24 -0600 (CST)
Who is asking: Student
My daughter asked the question, that I don't know the answer to.
It comes from the Greek word for 1000: chilioi or "chilioi". The french used this word for thousand and spelled it kilo. You see it these days as a prefix for metric units such as kilogram (= 1000 grams) and kilometre (= 1000 metres)
To return to the previous page use your browser's back button.