John Ayto
Language: English
Condition: B
 "Money: An epithet used in ancient Rome for the goddess Juno was Moneta (derived by some etymologists in the past from the Latin verb Monere, 'advise, warn', although this is now regarded as rather dubious). The name was also applied to her temple in Rome, which contained a mint. And so in due course moneta came to mean 'mint' ( a sense retained in English mint, which goes back via a circuitous route to moneta), then 'stamp for coining' and finally 'coin' - the meaning transmitted via Old French moneie to English money.”