deniers

denier

1 [dih-nahy-er]
noun
a person who denies.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see deny, -er1

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denier

2 [duh-neer or especially for 1, den-yer; French duh-nyey]
noun
1.
a unit of weight indicating the fineness of fiber filaments and yarns, both silk and synthetic, and equal to a yarn weighing one gram per each 9000 meters: used especially in indicating the fineness of women's hosiery.
2.
any of various coins issued in French-speaking regions, especially a coin of France, originally of silver but later of copper, introduced in the 8th century and continued until 1794.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French < Latin dēnārius denarius

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denier1
 
n
1.  a unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk and man-made fibres, esp when woven into women's tights, etc. It is equal to 1 gram per 9000 metres
2.  any of several former European coins of various denominations
 
[C15: from Old French: coin, from Latin dēnāriusdenarius]

denier2 (dɪˈnaɪə)
 
n
a person who denies

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denier
early 15c., from O.Fr. dener, a small coin of slight value, roughly equivalent to the English penny, in use in France from the time of Charlemagne to early modern times, from L. denarium, from denarius, name of a Roman coin (cf. Sp. dinero), originally an adj., "containing ten" from deni- "by tens,"
from decem "ten" (see ten).
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