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penni

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

First recorded in 1890–95; from Finnish, from Low German pennigpenny
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How to use penni in a sentence

  • After the habitat he adds: "Color Tetricis feminae; vertex subcristatus; a tergo colli duae parvae alae: singulae pennis quinque."

    Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild
  • If my brothers will follow me they shall see the toldo of a chief in which they shall be received like pennis.

    The Adventurers|Gustave Aimard
  • The standard coin is the mark, which equals a franc, and which contains ten pennis.

    Through Arctic Lapland|Cutcliffe Hyne

British Dictionary definitions for penni

penni
/ (ˈpɛnɪ) /

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

Word Origin for penni

Finnish, from Low German pennig penny
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