[ pen-ee ]
/ ˈpɛn i /

noun, plural pen·ni·a [pen-ee-uh] /ˈpɛn i ə/, pen·nis.

an aluminum coin of Finland until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a markka.

Origin of penni

1890–95; < Finnish < Low German pennig penny Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pennis

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

    Through Arctic Lapland|Cutcliffe Hyne
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for pennis


/ (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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