stater

noun
sta·​ter | \ ˈstā-tər How to pronounce stater (audio) , stä-ˈter How to pronounce stater (audio) \

Definition of stater

: an ancient gold or silver coin of the Greek city-states

First Known Use of stater

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stater

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek statēr, literally, a unit of weight, from histanai to cause to stand, weigh — more at stand

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“Stater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stater. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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