dupondius

dupondius

[doo-pon-dee-uhs, dyoo-]
noun, plural dupondii [doo-pon-dee-ahy, dyoo-] .
a coin of ancient Rome, equal to two asses.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin, equivalent to du(o) two + pond(us) weight, pound2 + -ius adj. suffix

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dupondius (djuːˈpɒndɪəs)
 
n , pl -dii
a brass coin of ancient Rome worth half a sesterce
 
[from Latin, from duo two + pondus weight]

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