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semis

[ sey-mis, see- ]
/ ˈseɪ mɪs, ˈsi- /
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noun
a copper coin of ancient Rome, the half part of an as.
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Origin of semis

<Latin sēmis, apparently equivalent to sēmi-semi- + asas2
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