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dobra

[ doh-bruh ]
/ ˈdoʊ brə /
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noun
any of various former Portuguese coins, especially a gold coin of John V equal to two johannes.
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Origin of dobra

<Portuguese <Latin dupla;see dobla
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How to use dobra in a sentence

  • In truth, he told me himself that Englishmen were "dobra" (good), and that Norwegians and Swedes were "knet dobra."

    Looking Seaward Again|Walter Runciman
  • Then follows the Dobra noć, a quaint and strictly racial ceremony.

    Odd Bits of History|Henry W. Wolff
  • They call us all "Sistra" and often "Dobra Sistra," which means good sister.

  • That done, the whole company join in the melodious Dobra noć—wishing the dead one last "Good-night."

    Odd Bits of History|Henry W. Wolff

British Dictionary definitions for dobra

dobra
/ (ˈdəʊbrə) /

noun
the standard monetary unit of São Tomé e Principe, divided into 100 cêntimos
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