noun sol·i·dus \ˈsä-lə-dəs\

Definition of solidus



play \-lə-ˌdī, -ˌdē\
  1. 1 :  an ancient Roman gold coin introduced by Constantine (4th century) and used to the fall of the Byzantine Empire (15th century)

  2. 2 [Medieval Latin, shilling, from Late Latin; from its use as a symbol for shillings] :  slash 4

Origin and Etymology of solidus

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, solid

First Known Use: 14th century

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