# Reimagining the logical gates in Latin

Boolean logic has logical gates which have the following truth tables:

NON gate:

Input Output
0 1
1 0

AND gate:

Input A Input B Output
0 0 0
0 1 0
1 0 0
1 1 1

NAND gate:

Input A Input B Output
0 0 1
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 0

OR gate:

Input A Input B Output
0 0 0
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 1

NOR gate:

Input A Input B Output
0 0 1
0 1 0
1 0 0
1 1 0

XOR gate:

Input A Input B Output
0 0 0
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 0

NXOR gate:

Input A Input B Output
0 0 1
0 1 0
1 0 0
1 1 1

There are a total of seven logical gates: non, or, nor, and, nand, xor and negated xor. What would their names be in Latin? My thoughts so far are:

1. NOT: nón gate
2. AND: et gate
3. XOR: aut gate, because I understand that aut is the exclusive or of the Latin language.
4. OR: sive gate, because it looks like sive can be used in non-exclusive ors.
5. NOR: neuter gate, because it looks like neuter does the job of describing how it works.
6. NAND: neuter gate, also because it looks like neuter does the job of describing how it works.
7. NXOR: negatum aut gate, because looks like no language has this conjunction.

If George Boole were to born in the days of the Caesar himself, how would have called the logical gates?

• Two questions: (1) Why this list of six? You're missing, for instance, "NOR," and you mix 1-input (NOT) and 2-input (the rest) logic gates; (2) Are you looking for Latin-derived names that would be used in an English textbook? Your final question about Caesar makes me think that you want a translation into Latin of the whole concept--but your attempts include an English word ("gate"). Dec 5, 2023 at 14:19
• @brianpck (1) nor is just a multi entry not, and of the 8 possible symmetric two-entry gates, only 6 are meaningful the other two are the always on and the always off. (2) I did not take the time to translate the gate part. Dec 5, 2023 at 15:31
• The N in NAND just stands for NOT, so NAND is just NOT AND. The same goes for NOR and NXOR. So I want to suggest you use "porta negata" or something for all of these functions. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:40