- a gold coin of the Late Roman Empire
- a medieval money of account worth twelve denarii: abbreviated s in £ s.d.
- a slant line (/), orig. the old long s (?), used to separate shillings from pence (Ex.: 7/6)
Origin of solidusMiddle English from Late Latin from Classical Latin solidus (nummus), literally , solid (coin): see nummular
- A gold coin of the Roman Empire used in Europe until the 1400s. Also called bezant .
- Printing A virgule; a slash.
- Chemistry The maximum temperature at which all components of a mixture, such as an alloy, can be in a solid state.
Origin of solidusMiddle English from Late Latin (nummus) solidus a solid (sesterce) from Latin solidus solid ; see solid .
(plural solidi or soliduses)
From Late Latin solidus (“an imperial gold coin, in Medieval Latin applied to various coins, also any piece of money").