quinarius

noun qui·nar·i·us \ kwiˈna(a)rēəs \

Definition of quinarius

plural quinarii \-ēˌī\
1 :a Roman silver coin issued occasionally from the 3d century b.c. and equivalent to ¹/₂ denarius
2 :a gold ¹/₂-aureus piece of imperial Rome

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Origin and Etymology of quinarius

Latin, from quinarius, adjective, quinary


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