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asper


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Asper  \As"per\  ([a^]s"p[~e]r),  a.  [OE.  aspre,  OF  aspre,  F. 
  [^a]pre,  fr  L.  asper  rough.] 
  Rough;  rugged;  harsh;  bitter;  stern;  fierce.  [Archaic]  ``An 
  asper  sound.''  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Asper  \As"per\  ([a^]s"p[~e]r),  n.  [L.  spiritus  asper  rough 
  breathing.]  (Greek  Gram.) 
  The  rough  breathing;  a  mark  ([asper])  placed  over  an  initial 
  vowel  sound  or  over  [rho]  to  show  that  it  is  aspirated,  that 
  is  pronounced  with  h  before  it  thus  "ws,  pronounced  h[=o]s, 
  "rh`twr,  pronounced  hr[=a]"t[=o]r. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Asper  \As"per\,  n.  [F.  aspre  or  It  aspro  fr  MGr.  'a`spron, 
  'a`spros,  white  (prob.  from  the  whiteness  of  new  silver 
  coins).] 
  A  Turkish  money  of  account  (formerly  a  coin),  of  little 
  value;  the  120th  part  of  a  piaster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  asper 
  n  :  20  aspers  equal  1  kuru 




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