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How did the Romans call their currency?

Question 1 I wouldn't go with "wanted" per se, but fugitīvus (literally "runaway"). This comes from fugiō "to flee" and referred to rebellious slaves and military ...
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What does "ob" mean in a money context?

The monetary system of an important part of medieval Europe was based on the non-decimal librae, solidi, and denarii system, (the UK only abandoned such system in 1971). A smaller subdivision of the ...
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When is the genitive used for money rather than the ablative?

I don't know what exercises these are, but I believe that octo milibus nongentis nummorum is incorrect. It should be octo milibus nongentis nummis. These are the rules to my knowledge: Numerals are ...
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What are the Latin forms behind credit and debit?

From French débit and crédit, which are from Latin debitum and creditum respectively. Concerning the latter the OED writes: Etymology: < (i) Middle French credit (French crédit ) belief, faith, ...
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A word for income tax

I have decided to undertake the quest of expanding upon the entries found in the Morgan and Silva University Lexicon, as per Palizche's comment on the question. There are three results in this ...
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A word for income tax

Several dictionaries refer to the start of Suetonius's biography of Vespasian (Book 1), where he comments about the future emperor's grandfather : . . . . . deinde venia et missione impetrata ...
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What does "ob" mean in a money context?

The general meaning of ob is "because of" or "for". In a monetary context, I would usually take it as indicating what the money was given or received for. For instance, L&S give the example ...
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What does "ob" mean in a money context?

Possibly an obol, which came to be whatever was the smallest coin in circulation, though originally a Greek copper coin, the sixth part of a drachm, notable as the coin which accompanied the dead to ...
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What does "ob" mean in a money context?

Ainsworth has a section on abbreviations. Ob =obiit, he died. I'm guessing you knew that and discounted it. But the second meaning is more interesting, and only context can show if it is appropriate:...
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How would you say, "open financial system"?

I guess the first question is how do you say financial system. Finance comes from the French finance, which is related to the Latin finis. Still, there is not a native word for it in Latin. For ...
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