demy

noun

də̇mī
plural -es
1
: a 15th century gold coin of Scotland weighing from 50 to 53 grains
also : a unit of value equivalent to one demy coin
a gold half-demy was issued
2
: a scholar on the foundation at Magdalen college, Oxford, originally receiving half the allowance of a fellow
3
: a size of paper commonly 16 × 21, 15¹/₂ × 20, or 17¹/₂ × 22¹/₂ inches

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from demi half

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“Demy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demy. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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