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Why is Money Called Cash?

February 5th, 2010

Money’s nicknames and surnames have fascinating stories. The word money is from the word Latin moneta, which ironically comes from Hebrew word mone, meaning weight or coins. In the bible the term was maneh, it also means coins  and stands for monetary term. The word  cash comes from the late 16th century, in England. It also has relations with the word, casse meaning money box, cassier meaning a treasurer, which has give us the word cashier, in french.  The abbreviation of cashier, is cash.

The surname Cash is a variant of case, and is occupational name given to persons who made boxes or chests.

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