aes rude

noun

aes ru·​de
ˈīs-ˈrü-ˌdā
: ancient money of Rome and Italy consisting of rough masses of bronze with no markings

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, crude bronze

First Known Use

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aes rude was circa 1736

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“Aes rude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aes%20rude. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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