[ joh-han-eez, -is ]
/ dʒoʊˈhæn iz, -ɪs /

noun, plural jo·han·nes.

a gold coin formerly used as currency in Portugal, first issued in the early 18th century.
Also joannes.

Origin of johannes

1750–60, Americanism; after the name Joannes (John V, of Portugal) in the coin's legend. See John

Definition for johannes (2 of 2)


[ yoh-hah-nis, -han-is ]
/ yoʊˈhɑ nɪs, -ˈhæn ɪs /


a male given name, form of John. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (dʒəʊˈhæniːz) /

noun plural -nes

a Portuguese gold coin minted in the early 18th century

Word Origin for johannes

C18: after Joannes (King John V) of Portugal, whose name was inscribed on the coin
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