Etymology
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stater (n.)

ancient coin, late 14c., from Greek stater, from histanai "to fix, to place in a balance," hence "to weigh;" literally "to cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm." Once the name of a specific issue of coin, in ancient Greece it became a general name for the principal or standard coin in any place.

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Definitions of stater

stater (n.)
any of the various silver or gold coins of ancient Greece;
stater (n.)
a resident of a particular state or group of states;
Keystone stater
farm staters
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