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krone1

[kroh-nuh] /ˈkroʊ nə/
noun, plural kroner
[kroh-ner] /ˈkroʊ nər/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Denmark, equal to 100 öre.
Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
2.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Norway, equal to 100 öre.
Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
Origin of krone1
1870-1875
1870-75; < Danish, Norwegian < Middle Low German < Medieval Latin corōna; see króna

krone2

[kroh-nuh] /ˈkroʊ nə/
noun, plural kronen
[kroh-nuh n] /ˈkroʊ nən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a former gold coin of Germany, equal to 10 marks.
2.
korona (def 1).
Origin
From German, dating back to 1870-75; See origin at krone1
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  • And if you do what I wish, I shall give you fifteen thousand kroner more.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • "Ten thousand kroner—that is a large sum," said the gruff voice.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • The bill for lodging and breakfast was seven kroner (about $1.90) for us two.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow

    William Seymour Edwards
  • All these workers receive one kroner a month, which is saved up for them.

  • And then I up and showed him our wedding ring—cost me ten kroner, it did.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • So we decided to annex the forty kroner for tithes—and heres the rest!

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
British Dictionary definitions for kroner

krone1

/ˈkrəʊnə/
noun (pl) -ner (-nə)
1.
the standard monetary unit of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland, divided into 100 øre
2.
the standard monetary unit of Norway, divided into 100 øre
Word Origin
C19: from Danish or Norwegian, from Middle Low German krōne, ultimately from Latin corōnacrown

krone2

/ˈkrəʊnə/
noun (pl) -nen (-nən)
1.
a former German gold coin worth ten marks
2.
a former Austrian monetary unit
Word Origin
C19: from German, literally: crown; see krone1
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Word Origin and History for kroner
n.

see krone.

krone

n.

name of currency unit and silver coin in Scandinavian countries, 1875, from Danish krone (plural kroner), Swedish krona (plural kronor), literally "crown" (see crown). Also the name of a 10-mark gold piece issued by the German Empire. So called for the devices stamped on them.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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