[kon-toh; Portuguese kawn-too]
- 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.
Origin of conto
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- 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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