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noun, plural pen·ni·a [pen-ee-uh] /ˈpɛn i ə/, pen·nis.
  1. an aluminum coin of Finland until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a markka.
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Origin of penni

1890–95; < Finnish < Low German pennig penny
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Examples from the Web for penni

Historical Examples

  • The word used in l. 94 is "penningin," from "penni," a word common to most Teutonic and Northern languages.

    Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)


  • In the country they are generally given food in payment, but in towns from twenty-five penni to a mark for the time occupied.

    Through Finland in Carts

    Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

  • The two former compositions were executed by Pippi, the two latter by Penni.

British Dictionary definitions for penni


noun plural -niä (-nɪə) or -nis
  1. a former Finnish monetary unit worth one hundredth of a markka
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Word Origin

Finnish, from Low German pennig penny
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