[ kon-toh; Portuguese kawn-too ]
/ ˈkɒn toʊ; Portuguese ˈkɔn tʊ /
noun, plural con·tos [kon-tohz; in Portugal kawn-too sh; in Brazil kawn-too s] /ˈkɒn toʊz; in Portugal ˈkɔn tʊʃ; in Brazil ˈkɔn tʊs/.
a money of account of Portugal and Cape Verde, equal to 1000 escudos.
a former money of account in Portugal and Brazil equal to 1000 milreis.
Words nearby conto
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British Dictionary definitions for conto
/ (ˈkɒntəʊ, Portuguese ˈkõːtu) /
noun plural -tos (-təʊz, Portuguese -tuʃ)
a former Portuguese monetary unit worth 1000 escudos
an unofficial Brazilian monetary unit worth 1000 cruzeiros (now replaced by the real)
Word Origin for conto
C17: from Portuguese, from Late Latin computus calculation, from computāre to reckon, compute; see count 1
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