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dupondius

[ doo-pon-dee-uhs, dyoo- ]
/ duˈpɒn di əs, dyu- /
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noun, plural du·pon·di·i [doo-pon-dee-ahy, dyoo-]. /duˈpɒn diˌaɪ, dyu-/.
a coin of ancient Rome, equal to two asses.
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Origin of dupondius

1595–1605; <Latin, equivalent to du(o) two + pond(us) weight, pound2 + -ius adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for dupondius

dupondius
/ (djuːˈpɒndɪəs) /

noun plural -dii (-dɪˌaɪ)
a brass coin of ancient Rome worth half a sesterce

Word Origin for dupondius

from Latin, from duo two + pondus weight
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