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sestertium

[se-stur-shee-uh m, -shuh m] /sɛˈstɜr ʃi əm, -ʃəm/
noun, plural sestertia
[se-stur-shee-uh, -shuh] /sɛˈstɜr ʃi ə, -ʃə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a money of account of ancient Rome, equal to 1000 sesterces.
Origin of sestertium
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin sēstertium genitive plural of sēstertius sesterce, taken as neuter singular
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  • Cujus (as in cujum pecus) and sestertium are Latin instances of a nominative case being evolved from an oblique one.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • Cujum (as in cujum pecus) and sestertium are Latin instances of a nominative case being evolved from an oblique one.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for sestertium

sestertium

/sɛˈstɜːtɪəm/
noun (pl) -tia (-tɪə)
1.
an ancient Roman money of account equal to 1000 sesterces
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, from the phrase mille sestertium a thousand of sesterces; see sesterce
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