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

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stater was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Stater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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