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milreis

[ mil-reys; Portuguese meel-reys ]

noun

, plural mil·reis.
  1. a silver coin and former monetary unit of Brazil, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1942.
  2. a gold coin and former monetary unit of Portugal, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1910.


milreis

/ milˈrɛiʃ; ˈmɪlˌreɪs /

noun

  1. a former monetary unit of Portugal and Brazil, divided into 1000 reis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of milreis1

1580–90; < Portuguese: a thousand reis. See milli-, reis

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Word History and Origins

Origin of milreis1

C16: from Portuguese, from mil thousand + réis, pl of real royal

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Example Sentences

The German choral union had given a concert in aid of this humane society, which alone had realized 3100 milreis (above 300)!

A premium of as much as five milreis a bag has been paid by speculators in order to obtain immediate transport.

That is to say, the purchasing power of a milreis in Brazil will not necessarily vary exactly as the rate of exchange on London.

Gold is the nominal standard of value, the monetary unit being the gold milreis worth 2s.

The Portuguese money system—reis and milreis—is that of Brazil.

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