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specie

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The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all.
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English

Etymology

Originally in the phrase in specie; from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] speciē, ablative singular of species.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈspiːʃi/

Noun

Singular
specie

Plural
-

specie (-)
  1. Type or kind, in various uses of the phrase in specie.
  2. Money, especially in the form of coins made from precious metal, that has an intrinsic value; coinage.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 8:
      “Dick” Counterfly had absquatulated swiftly into the night, leaving his son with only a pocketful of specie and the tender admonition, “Got to ‘scram,’ kid — write if you get work.”

Translations


Dutch

Noun

specie

  1. (uncountable) mortar (in sense of mixture of lime or cement, sand and water)

Italian

Etymology

Latin species, speciei

Noun

specie f. (plural: specie)

  1. kind, species
  2. sort

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