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Aug 29, 2002
This week's theme
Words about buying & selling

This week's words
oniomania
duopoly
monopsony
nummary
emptor

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nummary

(NUM-uh-ree) Pronunciation

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.

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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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