krone

1
[kroh-nuh]
noun, plural kro·ner [kroh-ner] /ˈkroʊ nər/.
  1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Denmark, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
  2. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Norway, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.

Origin of krone

1
1870–75; < Danish, Norwegian < Middle Low German < Medieval Latin corōna; see króna

krone

2
[kroh-nuh]
noun, plural kro·nen [kroh-nuh n] /ˈkroʊ nən/.
  1. a former gold coin of Germany, equal to 10 marks.
  2. korona(def 1).

Origin of krone

2
From German, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at krone1
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British Dictionary definitions for krone

krone

1
noun plural -ner (-nə)
  1. the standard monetary unit of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland, divided into 100 øre
  2. the standard monetary unit of Norway, divided into 100 øre

Word Origin for krone

C19: from Danish or Norwegian, from Middle Low German krōne, ultimately from Latin corōna crown

krone

2
noun plural -nen (-nən)
  1. a former German gold coin worth ten marks
  2. a former Austrian monetary unit

Word Origin for krone

C19: from German, literally: crown; see krone 1
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Word Origin and History for krone
n.

name of currency unit and silver coin in Scandinavian countries, 1875, from Danish krone (plural kroner), Swedish krona (plural kronor), literally "crown" (see crown). Also the name of a 10-mark gold piece issued by the German Empire. So called for the devices stamped on them.

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