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rappen

[ rah-puhn ]
/ ˈrɑ pən /
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noun, plural rap·pen.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Switzerland; centime.
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Origin of rappen

1830–40; <Swiss German; late Middle High German rappen a type of coin first minted in Alsace, literally, raven (a jocular reference to the eagle on the coin), declensional variant of Middle High German rappe, a by-form of raben,Old High German hraban;see raven1
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