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Lewis : denarius

denarius, dēnārĭus, a, um, adj. deni, containing ten. In gen.: numerus digitorum, Vitr. 3, 1: fistula, ten inches in circumference, Plin. 31, 6, 31, § 58; Vitr. 8, 7: DENARIAE caerimoniae dicebantur et TRICENARIAE, quibus sacra adituris decem continuis rebus vel triginta certis quibusdam rebus carendum erat, Paul. ex Fest. p. 71, 10.

Freq., Esp. nummus, or absol., de-narius, ii, m. (gen. plur., denarium, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 55; id. Off. 3, 23 fin.; cf. Varr. L. L. 8, § 71 Müll.: denariorum, Cic. Fam. 9, 18 fin.; Suet. Tib. 48). A Roman silver coin, which originally contained ten, and afterwards eighteen asses, in value equivalent to an Attic drachma, or about sixteen American cents, Varr. L. L. 5, § 173 Müll.; Plin. 33, 3, 13, § 44; Vitr. 3, 1, 8; Paul. ex Fest. p. 98, 1 Müll.: denarii nummi, Liv. 8, 11 fin.: denarii trecenti, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 55; so subst., id. ib. 2, 3, 82 sq.; * Caes. B. C. 1, 52; Plin. 18, 23, 53, § 194; Mart. 1, 118 et saep.

As, an apothecary's weight, = drachma, Plin. 21, 34, 109, § 185; Cels. 5, 17; Plin. 30, 7, 19, § 56 et saep.

A gold coin of the value of 25 silver denarii, Plin. 33, 3, 13, § 44 sq.; 34, 7, 17, § 37; cf. Petr. 33, 2.

In later times, a copper coin, Vop. Aurel. 9; Macr. S. 1, 7 med.— Meton. for money in gen., Cic. Quint. 4 fin.; id. Att. 2, 6 fin.