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daric

[dar-ik] /ˈdær ɪk/
noun
1.
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Persia.
Origin of daric
1560-1570
1560-70; < Greek Dāreikós (statḗr) Persian stater (of Darius)
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  • From one daric to one daric and a half per month, $5 to $7.50.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • The dispute was about a claim which amounted nearly to the thirtieth part of a daric.

    Voltaire's Romances Franois-Marie Arouet
  • daric—A Persian gold coin, valued one pound, twelve shillings, three pence.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The daric is mentioned in several Biblical books that were written after the beginning of the Persian period.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • daric, a gold coin current in ancient Persia, stamped with an archer kneeling, and weighing little over a sovereign.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • The daric was a Persian gold coin, generally supposed to have derived its name from Darius I.; but others think this doubtful.

  • He could guarantee that each soldier should receive a daric a month as pay, the officers double pay, and the generals quadruple.

    Anabasis Xenophon
British Dictionary definitions for daric

daric

/ˈdærɪk/
noun
1.
a gold coin of ancient Persia Compare siglos
Word Origin
C16: from Greek Dareikos, probably after Darius I
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daric in the Bible

in the Revised Version of 1 Chr. 29:7; Ezra 2:69; 8:27; Neh. 7:70-72, where the Authorized Version has "dram." It is the rendering of the Hebrew darkemon and the Greek dareikos. It was a gold coin, bearing the figure of a Persian King with his crown and armed with bow and arrow. It was current among the Jews after their return from Babylon, i.e., while under the Persian domination. It weighed about 128 grains troy, and was of the value of about one guinea or rather more of our money. It is the first coin mentioned in Scripture, and is the oldest that history makes known to us.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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