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dupondius

[doo-pon-dee-uh s, dyoo-] /duˈpɒn di əs, dyu-/
noun, plural dupondii
[doo-pon-dee-ahy, dyoo-] /duˈpɒn diˌaɪ, dyu-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a coin of ancient Rome, equal to two asses.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin, equivalent to du(o) two + pond(us) weight, pound2 + -ius adj. suffix
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dupondius

/djuːˈpɒndɪəs/
noun (pl) -dii (-dɪˌaɪ)
1.
a brass coin of ancient Rome worth half a sesterce
Word Origin
from Latin, from duo two + pondus weight
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