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nummary (NUM-uh-ree) adjective

Pertaining to coins or money.

[From Latin nummarius, from nummus (coin).]

"`Originally the nummary Denomination of Silver,' observed William Douglass, a physician who commented on economic affairs, `seems to have been the same as its Weight ...'" Elizabeth E Dunn, `Grasping at the Shadow': The Massachusetts Currency Debate, The New England Quarterly (Boston), Mar 1998.

This week's theme: words related to buying and selling.

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The great rulers - the people do not notice their existence. The lesser ones they attach to and praise them. The still lesser ones - they fear them. The still lesser ones - they despise them. For where faith is lacking it cannot be met by faith. -Tao Te Ching

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