[mil-reys; Portuguese meel-reys]
- a silver coin and former monetary unit of Brazil, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1942.
- a gold coin and former monetary unit of Portugal, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1910.
Origin of milreis
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Examples from the Web for milreis
Camillo took out a note for ten milreis' and gave it to her.Brazilian Tales
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
The Portuguese money system—reis and milreis—is that of Brazil.Seven Legs Across the Seas
Lisbon stands also at a discount, as the milreis should be worth 53 pence.
In a few days I received five milreis and a long skin of cashass.The Story of a Strange Career
His great efforts were not unrewarded, for in the following year he received a yet further pension of 12 milreis.Four Plays of Gil Vicente
- a former monetary unit of Portugal and Brazil, divided into 1000 reis
C16: from Portuguese, from mil thousand + réis, pl of real royal
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