aureus

[awr-ee-uh s]
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noun, plural au·re·i [awr-ee-ahy] /ˈɔr iˌaɪ/.

a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I.

Nearby words

  1. aurene glass,
  2. aureola,
  3. aureole,
  4. aureolin,
  5. aureomycin,
  6. auri-,
  7. auric,
  8. auricle,
  9. auricle atrialis,
  10. auricula

Origin of aureus

1600–10; < Latin: literally, golden

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British Dictionary definitions for aureus

aureus

noun plural aurei (ˈɔːrɪˌaɪ)

a gold coin of the Roman Empire

Word Origin for aureus

Latin: golden; see aureate

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