noun, plural aurei [awr-ee-ahy] .
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I.

1600–10; < Latin: literally, golden Unabridged
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aureus (ˈɔːrɪəs)
n , pl aurei
a gold coin of the Roman Empire
[Latin: golden; see aureate]

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