stater

stater

[stey-ter]
noun
any of various gold or silver or electrum coin units or coins of the ancient Greek states or cities.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin statēr < Greek statḗr, akin to histánai to place in the balance, literally, to make stand

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stat

2 [stat] Informal.
noun
2.
Usually, stats. statistics.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining 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 (ˈsteɪtə)
 
n
any of various usually silver coins of ancient Greece
 
[C14: via Late Latin from Greek statēr a standard of weight, from histanai to stand]

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stat
"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of L. statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state). The combining form -stat used in devices for stabilizing (thermostat, etc.) is from Gk. statos "standing, stationary," from
histanai "to cause to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). First used in heliostat "an instrument for causing the sun to appear stationary" (1742).

stater
"ancient coin," 1382, from Gk. stater, from histanai "to fix, weigh," lit. "to cause to stand" (see stet).
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stat (stāt)
adv.
With no delay. adj.
Immediate.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
stat
  1. from Latin statim (immediately)

  2. statistics

STAT
stratospheric tracers of atmospheric transport
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Stater definition


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.)

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