markka

[ mahrk-kah ]
/ ˈmɑrk kɑ /

noun, plural mark·kaa [mahrk-kah]. /ˈmɑrk kɑ/.

a cupronickel or bronze coin and monetary unit of Finland until the euro was adopted, equal to 100 pennia; finmark. Abbreviation: F.Mk., M.

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Origin of markka

1900–05; <Finnish <German Mark;see mark2
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British Dictionary definitions for markka

markka
/ (ˈmɑːkɑː, -kə) /

noun plural -kaa (-kɑː)

the former standard monetary unit of Finland, divided into 100 penniä; replaced by the euro in 2002

Word Origin for markka

Finnish. See mark ²
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