American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing ten; tenfold.
- n. A division by tens; a tithing: as, “tythings or denaries,”
- n. A denarius.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Containing ten; tenfold; proceeding by tens.
- n. The number ten; a division into ten.
- n. A coin; the Anglicized form of
- adj. numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
- adj. containing ten or ten parts
- First attested in 1577; from the Latin dēnārius ("containing ten"), from denī ("ten each”, “ten at a time") + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary). (Wiktionary)
- Latin dēnārius, from dēnī, by tens; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As the Dutch had pounds, shillings and pence, before the English had them, we see what _d_ in the signs £ s.d. means, that is, a denary, or a white penny, made of silver.”
“The denary (about fifteen cents) was a third more than the daily pay of a Roman soldier.”
“It is unnecessary for us ordinarily to state that we are using the denary scale, because this is always understood in the common affairs of life.”
“It is working in the denary (or ten) scale of notation, a system undoubtedly derived from the fact that our forefathers who devised it had ten fingers upon which they were accustomed to count, like our children of to-day.”
“To reverse the operation, and convert 2,341 from the denary to the septenary scale, we divide it by 7, and get 334 and remainder 3; divide”
“But if a man said that he had 6,553 dollars in the septenary (or seven) scale of notation, you will find that this is precisely the same amount as 2,341 in our ordinary denary scale.”
“Each one was worth a denary, which was a coin worth about a shilling, or a quarter of a dollar.”
“Aug.: Yet not without reason did the Lord say, "Seventy times seven;" for the Law is set forth in ten precepts; and the Law is signified by the number ten, sin by eleven, because it is passing the denary line.”
“There is a little shop about b7 metres down the road from me (or 150 metres, if you want it in denary).”
“a chump of the evums, upshoot of picnic or stupor out of sopor, Cave of Kids or Hyma-nian Glattstoneburg, denary, danery, donnery,”
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