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groschen

[ groh-shuhn ]

noun

, plural gro·schen.
  1. a zinc or aluminum coin of Austria until the euro was adopted, one 100th of a schilling.
  2. a German 10-pfennig piece made of nickel.
  3. any of the silver coins of various German regions first introduced in the 13th century.


groschen

/ ˈɡrɔʃən; ˈɡrəʊʃən /

noun

  1. a former Austrian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a schilling
  2. a former German coin worth ten pfennigs
  3. a former German silver coin


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Word History and Origins

Origin of groschen1

First recorded in 1610–20; from German; Middle High German grosse, grosze, from Latin (denārius) grossus “thick (coin)”; akin to groat

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Word History and Origins

Origin of groschen1

C17: from German: Bohemian dialect alteration of Middle High German grosse, from Medieval Latin ( denarius ) grossus thick (penny); see gross , groat

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Example Sentences

So Rollo took the two groschen from his pocket and paid him.

This must be some great lady if she could pay him in gold when he would have let her in for a few groschen.

From Mayence to Bingen the time is about two hours, and the fares are eight, twelve, and eighteen silver groschen.

The dinner was an excellent one, and cheap, the ordinary price being seventeen silver groschen, or about forty-one cents.

Hazard played with realeaux of gold seems changed into a game of commerce with groschen.

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