follow Dictionary.com

7 Essential Words of Fall

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
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin statēr < Greek statḗr, akin to histánai to place in the balance, literally, to make stand
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for staters

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for staters

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
staters 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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for stater

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for staters

7
7
Scrabble Words With Friends