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solidus

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noun, sol·i·dus \ˈsä-lə-dəs\

Definition of solidus

plural solidiplay \-lə-ˌdī, -ˌdē\

  1. 1 :  an ancient Roman gold coin introduced by Constantine and used to the fall of the Byzantine Empire

  2. 2 [Medieval Latin, shilling, from Late Latin; from its use as a symbol for shillings] :  slash 4



Origin of solidus

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, solid


First Known Use: 14th century


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