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asper

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[ as-per ]
/ ˈæs pər /
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noun

a former silver coin of Turkey and Egypt: later a money of account equal to 1/120 of a piaster.

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Origin of asper

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1580–90; <Italian aspero<Medieval Greek áspron literally, white coin, noun use of neuter of áspros white

Definition for asper (2 of 2)

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[ as-per ]
/ ˈæs pər /

adjective Obsolete.

harsh; rough.

Origin of asper

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1325–75; <Latin: rough; replacing Middle English aspre<Middle French
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British Dictionary definitions for asper

asper
/ (ˈæspə) /

noun

a former Turkish monetary unit, a silver coin, worth 1/120 of a piastre
from Turkish, ultimately from Latin: rough, harsh
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