Saturday, March 07, 2015
Coin, in my words + coins
The Illunse word for coin is nomyn. The word nomyn appears in Middle English texts and may mean named. In Mongolian (transliterated) nomyn means bookish.
This word is a mixture of the Old English word for coin mynet (coin, money), and the Latin word for coin nomisma (coin, piece of money; coinage).
The picture is of an Anglo-Saxon penny coin from the reign of Offa, King of Mercia, minted around 785 AD.
nomyna : coins
The Illunse word for coins (nominative plural) is nomyna.
Coins Latin is nomismata. Coins in Old English is mynet (same as the singular).