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stater

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noun sta·ter \ˈstā-tər, stä-ˈter\

Definition of stater

  1. :  an ancient gold or silver coin of the Greek city-states



Origin of stater

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek statēr, literally, a unit of weight, from histanai to cause to stand, weigh — more at stand


First Known Use: 14th century


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