Origin of solidus1
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin solidus (nummus) a solid (coin), a gold (coin)
- (on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a solid solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the liquid solution, and therefore connecting melting temperatures of solid solutions.
Origin of solidus2
1900–05; < Latin: solid
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Examples from the Web for solidi
If anyone kills a Roman tributarius, he shall pay 63 solidi.
The prévôt has 20 solidi of the fines which are levied, and 60 solidi of the escheats.
The rents from the inhabitants of Villeneuve, now worth 60 solidi.
This wittemon was regarded as the price paid for the parental authority (mundium) and amounted among the Saxons to 300 solidi.
The Ripuarians, the Bavarians, and the Alemanni preferred a money fine ranging from fifty to two hundred solidi.
- a technical name for slash (def. 12)
- a gold coin of the Byzantine empire
C14: from Late Latin solidus (nummus) a gold coin (from solidus solid); in Medieval Latin, solidus referred to a shilling and was indicated by a long s, which ultimately became the virgule
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Word Origin and History for solidi
late 14c., plural solidi, used of both English shilling and Roman gold coin, from Late Latin solidus, an imperial Roman coin (worth about 25 denarii), from nummus solidus, literally "solid coin" (see solid (adj.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The maximum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a solid state. Above the solidus some or all of the mixture will be in a liquid state. See illustration at eutectic. Compare liquidus.
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