Definition - any currency used as legal tender.
Discussion--"Show me the money", a phrase Cuba Gooding Jr. recently made popular in the film Jerry Maguire, reflects our desire for money, and the motivation money can generate.
Etymology--Money comes from the Middle English moneye, which comes from the Old French moneie, which comes from the Latin Moneta, meaning money or mint. Moneta was the epithet of the Roman God Juno, whose temple housed the Roman mint.
The Italian and Spanish equivalents are also slang terms for money in English, and come from a different latin root, denarius.
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