noun de·nar·i·us \di-ˈner-ē-əs\

Definition of denarius



play \-ē-ˌī, -ē-ˌē\
  1. 1 :  a small silver coin of ancient Rome

  2. 2 :  a gold coin of the Roman Empire equivalent to 25 denarii

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Origin and Etymology of denarius

Middle English, from Latin — more at denier

First Known Use: 14th century

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