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money (n.)

13世纪中叶, monie ,"基金、手段、任何可兑换成货币的东西;"14世纪,"钱币、硬币、金属货币",来自古法语 monoie "钱、硬币、货币;零钱"(现代法语 monnaie ),来自拉丁语 moneta "铸钱的地方、铸币厂。coined money, money, coinage",来自 Moneta ,罗马女神朱诺的称号或姓氏,在Capitoline山上的神庙附近铸造了货币(也许贵重金属就存放在那里);来自 monere "advice, warn, admonish"(根据 -ere 的定语动词模式;见 monitor (n.)),传统上带有"谏言女神"的意义,这是合理的,但词源很难。一个双关 mint (n.2))。

It had been justly stated by a British writer that the power to make a small piece of paper, not worth one cent, by the inscribing of a few names, to be worth a thousand dollars, was a power too high to be entrusted to the hands of mortal man. [John C. Calhoun, speech, U.S. Senate, Dec. 29, 1841] 

到19世纪初扩展到包括被承认和接受为硬币替代品的纸张。公路人的威胁 your money or your life 是由1774年证明的。词组 in the money (1902年)原指"获奖者之一"(赛马等)。对 put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is 到1942年,非洲裔美国人的方言中就有了记录。 Money-grub 为"贪婪的人,一个人谁是肮脏的意图聚敛金钱"是从1768年。 money-grubber 是由1835年。钱在别人口袋里烧个洞的形象,从1520年代就有证明( brennyd out the botom of hys purs )。

I am not interested in money but in the things of which money is the symbol. [Henry Ford]

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Definitions of money from WordNet

money (n.)
the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender;
we tried to collect the money he owed us
money (n.)
wealth reckoned in terms of money;
all his money is in real estate
money (n.)
the official currency issued by a government or national bank;
he changed his money into francs
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