Decury
Decury Dec"u*ry, n.; pl. {Decuries}. [L. decuria, fr. decem ten.] A set or squad of ten men under a decurion. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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  • Decury — In Ancient Rome, a decury (Latin decuria) was a group of ten people, ranged under one chief, or commander, called a decurio. The Roman cavalry was divided into decuries. Romulus divided the whole Roman people into three tribes; over each of which …   Wikipedia

  • decury — /dek yoo ree/, n., pl. decuries. Rom. Hist. 1. a division, company, or body of ten men. 2. any larger body of men, esp. the curiae. [1525 35; < L decuria a company of ten. See DECURION, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • decury — dec·u·ry …   English syllables

  • decury — ˈdekyərē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin decuria, from decem ten : a Roman division, company, or body of ten (as cavalrymen, senators, or judges) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decuries — Decury Dec u*ry, n.; pl. {Decuries}. [L. decuria, fr. decem ten.] A set or squad of ten men under a decurion. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • de|cu|ri|on — «dih KYUR ee uhn», noun. in Roman history: 1. an officer commanding a group of ten horsemen. 2. the head of a decury. 3. any commander of ten. 4. a member of a colonial or municipal senate. ╂[< Latin decuriō, ōnis leader of a decuria; see etym …   Useful english dictionary

  • δεκαδέων — δεκαδεύς one of a decury masc gen pl δεκαδέω̆ν , δεκαδεύς one of a decury masc gen pl …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • dek̂m̥, dek̂m̥-t, dek̂u- (*du̯e-k̂m̥-t) —     dek̂m̥, dek̂m̥ t, dek̂u (*du̯e k̂m̥ t)     English meaning: ten     Deutsche Übersetzung: “zehn”     Note: Root dekm̂ ̥, dekm̂ ̥ t , dekû (*due̯ km̂ ̥ t): “ten” is an extended Root duō̯ (u) (*due̯ i ): “two”. The subsequent roots *u̯ī k̂m̥t… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • century — /sen cheuh ree/, n., pl. centuries. 1. a period of 100 years. 2. one of the successive periods of 100 years reckoned forward or backward from a recognized chronological epoch, esp. from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus. 3. any group or… …   Universalium

  • decurion — /di kyoor ee euhn/, n. Rom. Hist. 1. the head of a decury. 2. a member of the senate of an ancient Roman colony or municipality. [1350 1400; ME < L decurion (s. of decurio), equiv. to decuri(a) a division of ten (dec(em) TEN + uria URE) + ion… …   Universalium

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