noun, plural denarii /dɪˈnɛəriˌaɪ/ [dih-nair-ee-ahy] Show IPA .
a silver coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, first issued in the latter part of the 3rd century b.c., that fluctuated in value and sometimes appeared as a bronze coin.
a gold coin of ancient Rome equal to 25 silver denarii; aureus.
< Latin dēnārius,
orig. adj.: containing ten (asses). See denary