sestertium

sestertium

[se-stur-shee-uhm, -shuhm]
noun, plural sestertia [se-stur-shee-uh, -shuh] .
a money of account of ancient Rome, equal to 1000 sesterces.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin sēstertium genitive plural of sēstertius sesterce, taken as neuter singular

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sestertium (sɛˈstɜːtɪəm)
 
n , pl -tia
an ancient Roman money of account equal to 1000 sesterces
 
[C16: from Latin, from the phrase mille sestertium a thousand of sesterces; see sesterce]

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