stater

[ stey-ter ]
/ ˈsteɪ tər /

noun

any of various gold or silver or electrum coin units or coins of the ancient Greek states or cities.

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Origin of stater

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin statēr<Greek statḗr, akin to histánai to place in the balance, literally, to make stand
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British Dictionary definitions for stater

stater
/ (ˈsteɪtə) /

noun

any of various usually silver coins of ancient Greece

Word Origin for stater

C14: via Late Latin from Greek statēr a standard of weight, from histanai to stand
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