Origin of stater
Origin of stat2
Related Words for statercommunal, civil, ethnic, domestic, governmental, internal, social, public, nationwide, interstate, urban, mutual, civic, national, popular, universal, royal, sovereign, general, state
Examples from the Web for stater
Historical Examples of stater
Stater—A gold coin; estimated at about twelve shillings, three pence.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The miraculous draught of fishes, and the stater in the fish's mouth?Inspiration and Interpretation
When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin.
We had a controversy in Bloomsbury on one occasion about a gold Athenian stater sent to me on approval.The Confessions of a Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
I have paid the interest up to the month Epeiph, at the rate of a stater per mina.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
Word Origin for stater
ancient coin, late 14c., from Greek stater, from histanai "to fix, to place in a balance," hence "to weigh;" literally "to cause to stand" (see stet).
"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of Latin statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state (n.1)).