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aureus

[awr-ee-uh s] /ˈɔr i əs/
noun, plural aurei
[awr-ee-ahy] /ˈɔr iˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I.
Origin of aureus
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin: literally, golden
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aureus

/ˈɔːrɪəs/
noun (pl) aurei (ˈɔːrɪˌaɪ)
1.
a gold coin of the Roman Empire
Word Origin
Latin: golden; see aureate
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