Mani (pronounced like 'money') is the Sanskrit word for 'gem' and is the true origin of the word 'money', not from the temple of Moneta in Rome.
Before our ancestors began their love affair with fruit and shiny stones, 'mani' meant one of two things:
The Female Jewel or the Virgin Bride.
Back then it was 'No food? No Mani (hunny)!'
Now it is reversed: 'No money, no food.'