dupondius

[doo-pon-dee-uh s, dyoo-]

noun, plural du·pon·di·i [doo-pon-dee-ahy, dyoo-] /duˈpɒn diˌaɪ, dyu-/.

a coin of ancient Rome, equal to two asses.

Nearby words

  1. duplicatus,
  2. duplicident,
  3. duplicitous,
  4. duplicitously,
  5. duplicity,
  6. dupont,
  7. duppy,
  8. dupré,
  9. dupré, jules,
  10. dupuy-dutemps operation

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

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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