asper definition

  • adjective:
    • Rough or harsh; severe, stern, serious.
    • Rough; rugged; harsh; sour; stern; fierce.
  • noun:
    • anybody of several small coins, distributed across the east Mediterranean area through the twelfth to 17th centuries.
    • The harsh respiration; a mark (ʽ) placed over an initial vowel noise or over ρ to demonstrate it is aspirated, which, pronounced with h before it; therefore "ws, pronounced hōs, "rh`twr, pronounced hrā"tōr.
    • A Turkish cash of account (previously a coin), of small worth; the 120th element of a piaster.
    • In Greek sentence structure, a sign (′ ) put before or higher a preliminary vowel or ρ to exhibit that it's aspirated, which, pronounced as if h preceded it; the rough respiration. Therefore, ο=ς = hos; ῤίς = hris.
    • a vintage Egyptian and Turkish silver money: today just a money of account.
    • 20 aspers equal 1 kurus in chicken
  • others:
    • harsh; rugged; harsh; cruel; savage.

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