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Headword: Μιλιαρήσιον
Adler number: mu,1062
Translated headword: milliarense, small coin
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The tenth part of the nomisma.
Greek Original:
Μιλιαρήσιον. τὸ τοῦ νομίσματος δέκατον.
Notes:
Same entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (789).
The neuter headword μιλιαρήσιον is a transliteration of the Latin milliarense; it is also attested in the spelling μιλιαρίσιον . The glossing phrase -- in which nomisma appears to be a coin of a specific denomination (contrast nu 466) -- is lacking in mss AFV.
The headword is normally attested in the plural; this form, the nominative/accusative singular, is confined to lexicography.
There are various definitions of the value of the coin: Etymologicum Gudianum 294 defines it as "two denarii" as well as "ten ounces", and connects it (incorrectly?) to the Latin word miles ('soldier').
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 July 2009@11:55:15.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented note, added keyword) on 23 July 2009@12:32:13.
David Whitehead (augmented and rearranged note) on 24 July 2009@03:14:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 May 2013@06:32:07.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@07:44:06.

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