demy

noun \də̇mī\

Definition of demy

plural

-es

  1. 1 :  a 15th century gold coin of Scotland weighing from 50 to 53 grains

  2. ; also :  a unit of value equivalent to one demy coin a gold half-demy was issued

  3. 2 :  a scholar on the foundation at Magdalen college, Oxford, originally receiving half the allowance of a fellow

  4. 3 :  a size of paper commonly 16 × 21, 1512 × 20, or 1712 × 2212 inches

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Origin and Etymology of demy

Middle English, from demi half — more at demi-


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