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pfennig

[ fen-ig; German pfen-ikh ]
/ ˈfɛn ɪg; German ˈpfɛn ɪx /
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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, one 100th of a Deutsche mark.
(formerly) a minor coin and monetary unit of East Germany, one 100th of an ostmark.
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Origin of pfennig

First recorded in 1540–50; from German: penny
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British Dictionary definitions for pfennig

pfennig
/ (ˈfɛnɪɡ, German ˈpfɛnɪç ) /

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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