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Lucre, from the Lat. lucrum, meaning gain in terms of money or wealth within the nation.
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From this, the term "filthy lucre" became slang for money.
The term is also the root of the word lucrative.
- Lucre is the currency in the Mana series.
- The novel The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan has a hill called Lucre where the character Demas, a deceiver, beckons to pilgrims to come and join in the supposed silver mining going on in it.
- In Dragon's Crown (video game), when the companion thief Rannie picks up treasure, he often exclaims "filthy lucre!"
- Luker (disambiguation)
- Tim Bobbin, poet who used the phrase in his short verse, When Filthy Lucre Joins a Man and Wife
- Filthy Lucre (disambiguation) multiple uses
- Filthy Lucre Live is a live album from the Sex Pistols
- Lucre Island is a fictional island in the Monkey Island video-game series
- Filthy Lucre is a chapter from Norman O. Brown's Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History
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