Outstanding Number Ten is in the Next Dimension. The Italian mathematician Fibonacci (c. 1170–1250) is credited with introducing the decimal system to Europe He used the term *zephyrum*. This became *zefiro* in Italian. It was then contracted to *zero* in Venetian. The Italian word *zefiro* was already in existence (meaning “west wind” from Latin and Greek *zephyrus*). It may have influenced the spelling when transcribing Arabic *ṣifr*.^{[9]}

Why did it take zero so long to become independent? Because for 1000’s of years civilization was based on a prime 3 x 3 number square. Notice no zero exists in the square. It is simply the numbers one to nine. They are arranged so that any row of three totals 15. Also, any two opposite numbers total ten. Ten is a synthetic number on this square. Also, if you read my other blogs on DSOworks.com, you can see other possibilities for this square of numbers. The square given below was the preferred setting of antiquity.

### Outstanding Number Ten on the Tree of Life

Were in the morning sky:

The Moon was saying good-bye.

One orb could cover the other

But still these heavenly bodies

In daylight each other did not smother.

Its a sign of things to come:

When yin and yang stand equal

At peace and equilibrium.