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aureus

[ awr-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈɔr i əs /
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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.

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Origin of aureus

1600–10; <Latin: literally, golden
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aureus
/ (ˈɔːrɪəs) /

noun plural aurei (ˈɔːrɪˌaɪ)

a gold coin of the Roman Empire

Word Origin for aureus

Latin: golden; see aureate
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