staters

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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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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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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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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