[fen-ig; German pfen-ikh]

noun, plural pfen·nigs, pfen·ni·ge [German pfen-i-guh] /German ˈpfɛn ɪ gə/.

a copper-coated iron coin and monetary unit of Germany until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a Deutsche mark.
(formerly) a minor coin and monetary unit of East Germany, the 100th part of an ostmark.

Origin of pfennig

1540–50; < German: penny Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -nigs or -nige (German -nɪɡə )

a former German monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Deutschmark
(formerly) a monetary unit worth one hundredth of an East German ostmark

Word Origin for pfennig

German: penny
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