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Etymology 1

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From Middle English denarie, from the Latin dēnārius, used elliptically for dēnārius nummus (denary coin, coin containing ten asses). Piecewise doublet of etymology 2 below. Doublet of dinar, denar, and denier.

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denary (plural denaries)

  1. An ancient coin, the denarius.
    • 1549, Erasmus, “(please specify the book of the Bible, or other title)”, in Nicolas Udall [i.e., Nicholas Udall; et al.], transl., The Paraphrase of Erasmus vpon the Newe Testamente, London: [] Edwarde Whitchurche:
      An hundreth denaries.

Etymology 2

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First attested in 1577; from the Latin dēnārius (containing ten), from dēnī (ten each, ten at a time) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary).

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denary (not comparable)

  1. Containing ten parts.
    Synonym: tenfold
  2. Based on the number ten (as ternary is based on number 3)
    Synonym: decimal
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