- any of various gold or silver or electrum coin units or coins of the ancient Greek states or cities.
Origin of stater
- of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Origin of stat2
Examples from the Web for stater
Stater—A gold coin; estimated at about twelve shillings, three pence.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The miraculous draught of fishes, and the stater in the fish's mouth?Inspiration and Interpretation
When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin.
We had a controversy in Bloomsbury on one occasion about a gold Athenian stater sent to me on approval.The Confessions of a Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
I have paid the interest up to the month Epeiph, at the rate of a stater per mina.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
- any of various usually silver coins of ancient Greece
Word Origin and History for stater
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).
"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of Latin statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state (n.1)).
- With no delay.