Definition of Quadrans

1. n. A fourth part of the coin called an as. See 3d As, 2.



Definition of Quadrans

1. Noun. A bronze coin of the Roman republic worth one quarter of an as. ¹

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Definition of Quadrans

1. an ancient Roman coin [n -RANTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadrans

quadral
quadrals
quadrangle
quadrangles
quadrangular
quadrangular cartilage
quadrangular lobule
quadrangular membrane
quadrangular prism
quadrangular space
quadrangular therapy
quadrangularity
quadrangularly
quadrangulation
quadrangulations
quadrans (current term)
quadrant
quadrant plate
quadrantal
quadrantally
quadrantals
quadrantanopia
quadrantanopias
quadrantes
quadrantic
quadrantic hemianopia
quadrantic scotoma
quadrants
quadraphonic
quadraphonic system

Literary usage of Quadrans

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1. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, Henry Vethake (1851)
"quadrans ; a division of the Roman as (qv); also anciently, in England, ... QUADRANT (quadrans, a quarter of i\ circle); an astronomical instrument, ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong (1876)
"An- tiq. av S&), two of which made a quadrans (Mark xii, 42), and which was, therefore, the eighth part of the Roman m, ie equal originally to a little over ..."

3. Antiquities of the Jews by William Brown, David Jennings (1823)
"... a common day's journey; an Egyptian aroura; the Levities! cities. 2. Liquid measure. Their quadrans; log or ..."

4. History of Jewish Coinage, and of Money in the Old and New Testament by Frederic William Madden (1864)
"As, however, it is distinctly stated by the Evangelist that two lepta went to the quadrans, we consider that two distinct coins are meant. ..."

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