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solidus

EnglishEdit

A solidus (coin).

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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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

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *solh₂idʰos, suffixed form of root *solh₂- (integrate, whole).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. solid

InflectionEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

NounEdit

solidus m (genitive solidī); second declension

  1. (Post-Augustan) the aureus or bezant, a gold coin
  2. (Medieval) a shilling
    • c. 1300, Tractatus de Ponderibus et Mensuris
      Libra continet viginti solidos
      The [London] pound contains twenty shillings.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

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

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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