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[pen-ee] /ˈpɛn i/
noun, plural pennia
[pen-ee-uh] /ˈpɛn i ə/ (Show IPA),
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 Unabridged
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  • The standard coin is the mark, which equals a franc, and which contains ten pennis.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • If my brothers will follow me they shall see the toldo of a chief in which they shall be received like pennis.

    The Adventurers Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for pennis


noun (pl) -niä (-nɪə), -nis
a former Finnish monetary unit worth one hundredth of a markka
Word Origin
Finnish, from Low German pennigpenny
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