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johannes

[joh-han-eez, -is]
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noun, plural jo·han·nes.
  1. a gold coin formerly used as currency in Portugal, first issued in the early 18th century.
Also joannes.

Origin of johannes

1750–60, Americanism; after the name Joannes (John V, of Portugal) in the coin's legend. See John

Johannes

[yoh-hah-nis, -han-is]
noun
  1. a male given name, form of John.
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johannes

joannes

noun plural -nes
  1. a Portuguese gold coin minted in the early 18th century

Word Origin

C18: after Joannes (King John V) of Portugal, whose name was inscribed on the coin
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