Definition of talentum
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LNS
talentum, talentī
τάλαντον,, τάλαντον, a thing weighed, a weight; hence
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a talent
  2. A Grecian weight, varying in different states, usually about half a hundred-weight
  3. A sum of money, likewise varying in amount
  4. The Attic talent, which is most usually meant, contained sixty minae, s
  5. Another talent of eighty minae
  6. The Egyptian talent
Abbreviations
talentum, i (gen. plur. talentum, Cic. Rab. Post. 8, 21; Liv. 30, 16, 12 et saep.; rarely talentorum, Suet. Caes. 54), n. τάλαντον, a thing weighed, a weight; hence, a talent, i. e., A Grecian weight, varying in different states, usually about half a hundred-weight (very rare): auri eborisque talenta, Verg. A. 11, 333: thynni, Plin. 9, 15, 17, § 44: turis, id. 12, 17, 40, § 80.

— A sum of money, likewise varying in amount. The Attic talent, which is most usually meant, contained sixty minae, i. e. £243 15s. sterling ($1182.19 in American gold): cum legati ab Alexandro quinquaginta ei talenta attulissent, quae erat pecunia temporibus illis, Athenis praesertim, maxima, Cic. Tusc. 5, 32, 91: decem milia talantum, id. Rab. Post. 8, 21; Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 114; 4, 2, 10; id. Truc. 5, 60; Varr. ap. Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 136: argenti, Verg. A. 5, 112; Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 34; id. S. 2, 3, 226; 2, 7, 89 al.; cf. Rhem. Fan. Pond. 37 sq.; Fest. p. 359.

—Sometimes called also magnum, C. Gracch. ap. Gell. 11, 10, 6; Plaut. Truc. 4, 3, 71; id. Most. 3, 1, 110; id. Cist. 2, 3, 19.

— Another talent of eighty minae, Liv. 38, 38.

— The Egyptian talent, Varr. ap. Plin. 33, 3, 15, § 52.
 
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