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aureus

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noun au·re·us \ˈȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of aureus

plural -rei \-ē-ˌī\

  1. :  a gold coin of ancient Rome varying in weight from 130 to 170 libra



Origin of aureus

Latin, literally, golden, from aurum gold; akin to Old Prussian ausis gold


First Known Use: 1609

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