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Headword: *dhna/rion
Adler number: delta,478
Translated headword: denarius
Vetting Status: high
A type of golden[1] silver[2] that has its own value.
Greek Original:
*dhna/rion: ei)=dos a)rguri/ou o(lokoti/nou i)di/an e)/xwn i)sxu/n.
The denarius (the Latin word is masculine; the Greek transliteration here is neuter) was a Roman silver coin, originally equal to 10 asses.
[1] This adjective, also in the equivalent entry in other lexica, is odd in this context, as the o(loko/tinos or o(loko/ttinos was the equivalent of the Roman gold solidus: see LSJ s.v.
[2] Or, simply, money.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; history; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Constantina Katsari on 30 June 2002@11:45:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keywords) on 1 July 2002@00:22:34.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword) on 1 July 2002@02:54:11.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 1 July 2002@11:07:42.
David Whitehead (tweaked and augmented notes; more keywords) on 27 June 2012@04:24:12.


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