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[noo-miz-mat-ik, -mis-, nyoo-] /ˌnu mɪzˈmæt ɪk, -mɪs-, ˌnyu-/
of, relating to, or consisting of coins, medals, paper money, etc.
pertaining to numismatics.
Also, numismatical.
Origin of numismatic
1785-95; < New Latin numismaticus < Greek nomismat- (stem of nómisma) currency + Latin -icus -ic; akin to Greek nómos usage, law
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numismatically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Word Origin and History for numismatic

1765, "pertaining to historical coins and coinage," from French numismatique (late 16c.), from Latin numismat-, stem of numisma "coin, currency," from Greek nomisma "current coin, money, usage," literally "what has been sanctioned by custom or usage," from nomizein "have in use, adopt a custom," from nomos "custom, law, usage," from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis). Related: Numismatical (1716). Earlier in the same sense was nummary (1650s), from Latin nummarius, from nummus "a coin."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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