numisma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin numisma, numismatis(coin), variant of Latin nomisma. A transliteration of Ancient Greek νόμισμα(nómisma), for current money, coin, usage, lit. "what has been sanctioned by custom or use," from νομίζειν(nomízein), to use customarily, itself from νόμος(nómos). Related to French numismatique. See numismatic and nomisma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /njuː.ˈmɪz.mə/

Noun[edit]

numisma (plural numismata)

  1. In modern usage, money or currency; rarely, coinage, especially as a means to control a monetary system (i.e., as coinage can mean a monetary system). Archaically, a byzant (specific gold coin). In ancient use, the current coin of a state.

Usage notes[edit]

See numismatic and nomisma.

Related terms[edit]

See numismatics, and other derived and related terms there.

See also[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See etymology subsection under English.

Noun[edit]

numisma (plural numismas)

  1. coin

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

numisma n (genitive numismatis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of nomisma

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative numisma numismata
genitive numismatis numismatum
dative numismatī numismatibus
accusative numisma numismata
ablative numismate numismatibus
vocative numisma numismata

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