nummus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nummus (plural nummi)

  1. (historical) Any of a range of low-value copper coins issued by the Roman and Byzantine empires during Late Antiquity.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare with numerus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nummus m (genitive nummī); second declension

  1. a coin, piece of money

Usage notes[edit]

Some works ascribe this name to a particular Roman coin, such as the sesterce, but it is unclear which coin was ever known by this name in Latin.

Inflection[edit]

  • The expected form for the genitive plural nummōrum is often written nummum instead in Classical Latin.

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nummus nummī
genitive nummī nummōrum
dative nummō nummīs
accusative nummum nummōs
ablative nummō nummīs
vocative numme nummī

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