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Sine first appeared in the work of Aryabhata, a Hindu. He used the word jya for sine. He also published the first sine tables. Brahmagupta, in 628, also published a table of sines for any angle. Jya became jiba in translation and jiba became jaib in later writings. Jaib means fold in Arabic. This was translated into sinus, or fold in Latin. In 1533, Regiomontanus’ published De triangulis omnimodis which dealt with planar trigonometry and inverses. Later, Rheticus published Copernicus’ book dealing with Trigonometry in Astronomy in 1542. Edmund Gunter first used the abbreviation sin in 1624. Sin was first used in a book in 1634. Other variances still were popular. Other variances for cosine and tangent were also still very popular, especially among different languages. Although sine, cosine, and tangent were used very much by astronomers and surveyors, the functions secant and cosecant were of little use to these practical minded mathematicians.