noun, plural sestertia
[se-stur-shee-uh, -shuh] /sɛˈstɜr ʃi ə, -ʃə/ (Show IPA)
a money of account of ancient Rome, equal to 1000 sesterces.
noun (pl) -tia (-tɪə)
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 […]
noun 1. an ancient Thracian town on the Hellespont opposite Abydos: Xerxes crossed the Hellespont here when he began his invasion of Greece. noun 1. a ruined town in NW Turkey, at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles: N terminus of the bridge of boats built by Xerxes in 481 bc for the crossing of […]