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Definition of "denarius" [de•na•ri•us]

  • An ancient Roman silver coin. (noun)
  • An ancient Roman gold coin valued at 25 silver denarii. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denarius" in a sentence
  • "The decad, or denarius, indicated comprehensively all being, material and immaterial, in the utmost perfection: hence the term _decas_, or _denarius_, was used summarily for the whole science of numbers, as in the title of Meursius's tract _De"
  • "“Dínár,” from the Latin denarius (a silver coin worth ten ounces of brass) through the Greek {Greek Letters}: it is a"
  • "“Mr. Ambassador,” Data said, “the denarius was an ancient Roman coin which went out of use long before the twentieth century.”"