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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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