Denarius definition

dĭ-nârē-əs
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An ancient Roman silver coin, the penny of the New Testament.
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A small silver coin issued during the Roman Empire, equal to 10 asses or 4 sesterces.
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An ancient Roman silver coin.
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An ancient Roman gold coin valued at 25 silver denarii.
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An ancient Roman gold coin, worth 25 silver denarii.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
denarius
Plural:
denarii

Origin of denarius

  • Middle English from Latin dēnārius denary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin dēnārius.

    From Wiktionary