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n. pl. de·nar·i·i (-ē-ī′)
1. An ancient Roman silver coin.
2. An ancient Roman gold coin valued at 25 silver denarii.

[Middle English, from Latin dēnārius; see denary.]


n, pl -narii (-ˈnɛərɪˌaɪ)
1. (Currencies) a silver coin of ancient Rome, often called a penny in translation
2. (Historical Terms) a silver coin of ancient Rome, often called a penny in translation
3. (Currencies) a gold coin worth 25 silver denarii
4. (Historical Terms) a gold coin worth 25 silver denarii
[C16: from Latin: coin originally equal to ten asses, from dēnārius (adj) containing ten, from dēnī ten each, from decem ten]


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n., pl. -nar•i•i (-ˈnɛər iˌaɪ)
1. a silver coin of ancient Rome, orig. equal to 10 asses.
2. a gold coin of ancient Rome equal to 25 silver denarii.
[< Latin dēnārius, orig. adj.: containing ten (asses) =dēn(ī) ten each + -ārius -ary]
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