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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.
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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).
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Origin of krone

2
From German, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at krone1
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Historical Examples of kroner

  • And if you do what I wish, I shall give you fifteen thousand kroner more.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs

  • "Ten thousand kroner—that is a large sum," said the gruff voice.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs

  • The bill for lodging and breakfast was seven kroner (about $1.90) for us two.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow

    William Seymour Edwards

  • All these workers receive one kroner a month, which is saved up for them.

  • And then I up and showed him our wedding ring—cost me ten kroner, it did.

    Egholm and his God

    Johannes Buchholtz


British Dictionary definitions for kroner

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
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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
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Word Origin for krone

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

n.

see krone.

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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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