Denier

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Denier

a small copper coin of insignificant value. My dukedom to a beggarly denier. (Shak)

Origin: f. Denier, fr. L. Denarius a roman silver coin orig. Equiv. To ten asses, later, a copper, fr. Deni ten by ten, fr. The root of decem ten; akin to E. Ten. See ten, and cf. Denary, Dinar.