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dupondius

[doo-pon-dee-uh s, dyoo-]
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noun, plural du·pon·di·i [doo-pon-dee-ahy, dyoo-] /duˈpɒn diˌaɪ, dyu-/.
  1. a coin of ancient Rome, equal to two asses.

Origin of dupondius

1595–1605; < Latin, equivalent to du(o) two + pond(us) weight, pound2 + -ius adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for dupondius

dupondius

noun plural -dii (-dɪˌaɪ)
  1. a brass coin of ancient Rome worth half a sesterce

Word Origin

from Latin, from duo two + pondus weight
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