mancus

noun

man·​cus
ˈmaŋkəs
plural -es
: an Anglo-Saxon unit of value equal to 30 silver pence
also : a piece of gold or silver worth 30 pence

Word History

Etymology

Old English, from Medieval Latin mancusus, from Arabic manqūsh engraved

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“Mancus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mancus. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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