Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small Roman coin of the weight of four drachmas, being the twenty-fourth part of the Roman pound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman coin equivalent to one twenty-fourth part of a Roman pound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at one-twenty-fourth of an as.

Etymologies

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Latin semuncia ("half-ounce").

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