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daric

[dar-ik]
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noun
  1. a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Persia.
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Origin of daric

1560–70; < Greek Dāreikós (statḗr) (Persian stater) of Darius
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Examples from the Web for daric

Historical Examples

  • From one daric to one daric and a half per month, $5 to $7.50.

    Callias

    Alfred John Church

  • The dispute was about a claim which amounted nearly to the thirtieth part of a daric.

    Voltaire's Romances

    Franois-Marie Arouet

  • Daric—A Persian gold coin, valued one pound, twelve shillings, three pence.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • The daric is mentioned in several Biblical books that were written after the beginning of the Persian period.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Daric, a gold coin current in ancient Persia, stamped with an archer kneeling, and weighing little over a sovereign.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood


British Dictionary definitions for daric

daric

noun
  1. a gold coin of ancient PersiaCompare siglos
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Word Origin

C16: from Greek Dareikos, probably after Darius I
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