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Old 09-05-2019, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MrDibble View Post
"Salarium" is the money you use to buy salt ....
That is also a myth. Salt has always been a very cheap and plentiful commodity. You can buy all the salt you need for a year for pennies, and always could.

The actual derivation of the Latin word salarium is obscure. Certainly there is some connection to salt, but it is unknown what it is. One suggestion is that it was payment to soldiers guarding the salt roads, but this is unproven.