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stater

[stey-ter] /ˈsteɪ tər/
noun
1.
any of various gold or silver or electrum coin units or coins of the ancient Greek states or cities.
Origin of stater
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin statēr < Greek statḗr, akin to histánai to place in the balance, literally, to make stand

stat2

[stat] /stæt/ Informal.
noun
1.
2.
Usually, stats. statistics.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or containing statistics:
Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Origin
shortening of statistics, statistic
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  • stater—A gold coin; estimated at about twelve shillings, three pence.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The miraculous draught of fishes, and the stater in the fish's mouth?

  • And would you be happy if you had three talents of gold in your belly, a talent in your pate, and a stater in either eye?'

    Euthydemus Plato
  • We had a controversy in Bloomsbury on one occasion about a gold Athenian stater sent to me on approval.

    The Confessions of a Collector William Carew Hazlitt
  • When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin.

  • The stater of Darius, usually called a daricus, was a gold coin of Persia.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • I have paid the interest up to the month Epeiph, at the rate of a stater per mina.

  • Every man was to receive a stater per month, the captains twice, and the generals four times as much.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • They had no coinage, whereas those in the south-east had theirs, copied from a stater of Philip of Macedon.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Something which is about the size of a stater is tied up in a small piece of leather: what it is, no one knows but the makers.

    Eryxias An Imitator of Plato
British Dictionary definitions for stater

stater

/ˈsteɪtə/
noun
1.
any of various usually silver coins of ancient Greece
Word Origin
C14: via Late Latin from Greek statēr a standard of weight, from histanai to stand
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Word Origin and History for stater
n.

ancient coin, late 14c., from Greek stater, from histanai "to fix, to place in a balance," hence "to weigh;" literally "to cause to stand" (see stet).

stat

n.

"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of Latin statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state (n.1)).

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stater in Medicine

stat (stāt)
adv.
With no delay. adj.
Immediate.

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Related Abbreviations for stater

stat

1.
from Latin statim (immediately)
2.
statistics

STAT

stratospheric tracers of atmospheric transport
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stater in the Bible

Greek word rendered "piece of money" (Matt. 17:27, A.V.; and "shekel" in R.V.). It was equal to two didrachmas ("tribute money," 17:24), or four drachmas, and to about 2s. 6d. of our money. (See SHEKEL.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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