Definition of assarion in English:

assarion

Pronunciation /əˈsarɪən/

noun

  • A copper coin of small value, issued in Greek-speaking parts of the Roman empire.

    The Greek word ἀσσάριον appears in Matthew 10:29; it is usually translated as ‘farthing’ or (in more recent translations) ‘penny’.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Godwin (?1587–1642), schoolmaster. From (i) Hellenistic Greek ἀσσάριον (neuter).