As"per (#), a. [OE. aspre, OF. aspre, F. apre, fr. L. asper rough.]

Rough; rugged; harsh; bitter; stern; fierce.

[Archaic] "An asper sound."

Bacon.

 

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As"per (#), n. [L. spiritus asper rough breathing.] Greek Gram.

The rough breathing; a mark (#) placed over an initial vowel sound or over to show that it is aspirated, that is, pronounced with h before it; thus bs, pronounced hs, hrj'twr, pronounced hra"tr.

 

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As"per, n. [F. aspre or It. aspro, fr. MGr. , , 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.

 

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