solidus

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English[edit]

A solidus (coin).

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin solidus (an imperial gold coin, in Medieval Latin applied to various coins, also any piece of money).

Noun[edit]

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solidus (plural solidi or soliduses)

  1. The line between the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
  2. A forward slash or virgule.
  3. A late Roman gold coin (after 3rd Century CE); a bezant.
  4. (chemistry, physics) a line, in a phase diagram, below which a given substance is a stable solid and above which solid and liquid are in equilibrium

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See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • solidus in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • solidus at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *solidos, suffixed form of root *solh₂- (integrate, whole).

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Adjective[edit]

solidus m (feminine solida, neuter solidum); first/second declension

  1. solid

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative solidus solida solidum solidī solidae solida
genitive solidī solidae solidī solidōrum solidārum solidōrum
dative solidō solidae solidō solidīs solidīs solidīs
accusative solidum solidam solidum solidōs solidās solida
ablative solidō solidā solidō solidīs solidīs solidīs
vocative solide solida solidum solidī solidae solida

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

solidus m (genitive solidī); second declension

  1. (Post-Augustan) a gold coin (aureus)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative solidus solidī
genitive solidī solidōrum
dative solidō solidīs
accusative solidum solidōs
ablative solidō solidīs
vocative solide solidī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • solidus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • solid in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911