Denarius

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Denarius A Roman silver coin of the value of about fourteen cents; the “penny” of the New Testament; -- so called from being worth originally ten of the pieces called as.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n denarius The principal silver coin of the Ro-mans under the republic and the empire. It was first minted in 269 or 268 b. c., when it weighed 72 grains; the weight was shortly afterward re-duced to 60 grains troy. The obverse bore the helmeted head of Roma and the mark of value, X—that is, ten asses; the reverse, Castor and Pollux. Other mythological and historical types were substituted under the later republic. The denarii of the empire bore the emperors' heads. About a. d. 215 the denarius was so debased that it contained only about 40 per cent of pure silver, and it began to be supplanted about that time by the argenteus. In a. d. 296 Diocletian applied the name denarius to a copper coin issued by him. The value of the denarius under the republic and the earlier empire was about 17 cents. The denarius of Tiberius (see cut on preceding page) is the penny of the New Testament (authorized version of 1611).
    • n denarius A Roman weight, the 86th or 94th of a Roman pound.
    • n denarius In English monetary reckoning, a penny, represented by the abbreviation d., the penny having been originally, like the Roman denarius, the largest silver coin: as, 6s. 8d. (six shillings and eight pence).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Denarius the chief Roman silver coin under the Republic, divided into ten asses, and worth 92⁄5d
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See 2d Denier
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. denariusdenidecem, ten.

Usage

In literature:

Good reader, they cannot find anybody who will hazard so much as a denarius with them against Messala.
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
Did you not agree with me for a denarius?
"The Gospels in Four Part Harmony" by J. Clontz
So long as they throw us our denarius a day, they think that they have done with us.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
His pay was only a denarius daily, equal to about sixteen cents of our money.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
He traded woolen coats for lava grindstones with Emperor Charlemagne, who used a silver denarius coin.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
They were each equivalent to the Denarius.
"Notes & Queries, No. 26. Saturday, April 27, 1850" by Various
Ducange, in v. "Denarius," 8vo.
"Notes and Queries, Number 63, January 11, 1851" by Various
But it has taken every denarius I own, and more too.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
I would not give a denarius for my morals when I am grown.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
The next morning, when Janaki awoke and descended to Halil, he gave him a piece of money which they call a golden denarius.
"Halil the Pedlar" by Mór Jókai
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In news:

Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore, coming off his least productive performance this season, said it isn't all quarterback Carson Palmer's fault that the two have had trouble connecting.
Wide receiver Denarius Moore, coming off his least productive performance of the season, said it isn't all Carson Palmer's fault that the two have had trouble connecting of late.
Wideout Denarius Moore has trouble against New Orleans Saints.
The Raiders' first touchdown Sunday was set up by a 19-yard pass interference penalty on Patrick Robinson against Denarius Moore in the end zone.
OAKLAND _ The Raiders' first touchdown Sunday was set up by a 19-yard pass interference penalty on Patrick Robinson against Denarius Moore in the end zone.
Denarius Moore 17 Wide Receiver.
Raiders WR Denarius Moore misses opener vs Chargers with hamstring injury.
The Oakland Raiders' thin receiving corps got a boost Thursday when Denarius Moore returned to practice from an injury and the team signed Derek Hagan.
Jeff Eberle introduces you to Montana State starting quarterback DeNarius McGhee, and his daily summer routine.
Oakland Raiders' Carson Palmer concerned about lack of practice time with receivers Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford.
Williamson thinks Oakland receiver Denarius Moore, a fifth-round pick in 2011, will be the best receiver in the division in three years.
The 'effortless' summer of Denarius Moore.
Kyle Terada/US PresswireWill Denarius Moore's training camp success carry over into the regular season.
Look up explosive n the dictionary and you'll find a picture of Denarius Moore.
The ' effortless ' summer of Denarius Moore.
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