Denary meaning

dĕnə-rē
Tenfold.
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Divided or counted by tens; decimal.
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Having to do with the number ten; tenfold; decimal.
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An ancient coin, the denarius.

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Containing ten parts.
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Based on the number ten.
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Origin of denary

  • Latin dēnārius from dēnī by tens dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

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

  • From the Middle English denarie, from the Latin dēnārius, used elliptically for dēnārius nūmus (“denary coin”, “coin containing ten asses”). Compare etymology 2 below.

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in 1577; from the Latin dēnārius (“containing ten”), from denī (“ten each”, “ten at a time”) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary).

    From Wiktionary