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sestertium

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noun ses·ter·tium \se-ˈstər-sh(ē-)əm\

Definition of sestertium

plural ses·ter·tiaplay \-sh(ē-)ə\

  1. :  a unit of value in ancient Rome equal to 1000 sesterces



Origin of sestertium

Latin, from genitive plural of sestertius (in the phrase milia sestertium thousands of sesterces)


First Known Use: 1540

Rhymes with sestertium


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