a silver coin of ancient Rome, the quarter of a denarius, equal to 2½ asses: introduced in the 3rd century b.c.
a silver or, later, bronze coin of ancient Rome worth a quarter of a denarius
noun, plural sestertia [se-stur-shee-uh, -shuh] /sɛˈstɜr ʃi ə, -ʃə/ (Show IPA) 1. a money of account of ancient Rome, equal to 1000 sesterces. noun (pl) -tia (-tɪə) 1. an ancient Roman money of account equal to 1000 sesterces
noun, plural sestertii [se-stur-hee-ahy] /sɛˈstɜr hiˌaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. sesterce.
noun 1. Prosody. the last six lines of a sonnet in the Italian form, considered as a unit. Compare octave (def 4a). 2. sextet (def 2). noun 1. (prosody) the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet 2. (prosody) any six-line stanza 3. another word for sextet (sense 1)
noun, plural sestinas, sestine [se-stee-ney] /sɛˈsti neɪ/ (Show IPA). Prosody. 1. a poem of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy, originally without rhyme, in which each stanza repeats the end words of the lines of the first stanza, but in different order, the envoy using the six words again, three in the middle of […]