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lucre

[loo-ker] /ˈlu kər/
noun
1.
monetary reward or gain; money.
Origin of lucre
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin lucrum profit; akin to Old English lēan reward, German Lohn, Gothic, Old Norse laun
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lucre

/ˈluːkə/
noun
1.
generally (facetious) money or wealth (esp in the phrase filthy lucre)
Word Origin
C14: from Latin lūcrum gain; related to Old English lēan reward, German Lohn wages
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Word Origin and History for lucre
n.

late 14c., from Latin lucrum "gain, advantage, profit; wealth, riches," from PIE root *lau- "gain, profit" (cf. Greek apo-lanein "to enjoy," Gothic launs, German lohn "wages, reward," and possibly Sanskrit lotam, lotram "booty"). Filthy lucre (Tit. i:11) is Tyndale's rendering of Greek aischron kerdos.

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lucre in the Bible

from the Lat. lucrum, "gain." 1 Tim. 3:3, "not given to filthy lucre." Some MSS. have not the word so rendered, and the expression has been omitted in the Revised Version.

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