νόμισμα

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from νομίζω (nomízō) +‎ -μα (-ma).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

νόμῐσμᾰ (nómisman (genitive νομῐ́σμᾰτος); third declension

  1. that which is sanctioned by usage
    1. custom
    2. an institution
  2. a current coin, money
    Synonym: κέρμᾰ (kérma)

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: νόμισμα n (nómisma)
  • Latin: nomisma

References[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νόμισμα (nómisma, money, the current coin of a state, custom), from νομίζω (nomízō, to hold or own as a custom, usage, to use customarily, practise, to be used to a thing), hence "to make common use of", from νόμος (nómos, anything assigned, a usage, custom, law, ordinance), from νέμω (némō, to keep, to hold, to watch).

Noun[edit]

νόμισμα (nómisman (plural νομίσματα)

  1. a coin
  2. the basic currency of a country
  3. nomisma
  4. money circulating in the form of notes and coin

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • see: χρήμα n (chríma, capital, assets)

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]