aureus

noun
au·​re·​us | \ ˈȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce aureus (audio) \
plural aurei\ ˈȯr-​ē-​ˌī \

Definition of aureus

: a gold coin of ancient Rome varying in weight from ¹/₃₀ to ¹/₇₀ libra

First Known Use of aureus

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aureus

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

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“Aureus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aureus. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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