denary

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Middle English denarie, from the Latin dēnārius, used elliptically for dēnārius nūmus (denary coin”, “coin containing ten asses). Compare etymology 2 below.

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denary (plural denaries)

  1. An ancient coin, the denarius.
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Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in 1577; from the Latin dēnārius (containing ten), from denī (ten each”, “ten at a time) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary).

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denary (not comparable)

  1. containing ten parts
  2. based on the number ten
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