Nothing can be more unlike than gold, χρυσος, and aurum; than silver and argentum; than ferrum and σιδηρος.
argentum accepi, dote imperium vendidi—I have received money, and sold my authority for her dowry.
argentum tuum versum est in scoriam;' thy silver is turned into what?
Clocquet has given as much as fifteen grains in a day, and Ricord has given sixteen grains of argentum chloratum ammoniacale.
For instance: argentum vivum will dissipate aurum; and aqua fortis will consume silver as will a starving cow barley.