- an aluminum coin of Finland until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a markka.
Origin of penni
1890–95; < Finnish < Low German pennig penny
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Examples from the Web for penni
The word used in l. 94 is "penningin," from "penni," a word common to most Teutonic and Northern languages.Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)
In the country they are generally given food in payment, but in towns from twenty-five penni to a mark for the time occupied.Through Finland in Carts
Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
The two former compositions were executed by Pippi, the two latter by Penni.
- a former Finnish monetary unit worth one hundredth of a markka
Finnish, from Low German pennig penny
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