rix-dollar

[riks-dol-er]

Origin of rix-dollar

1590–1600; partial translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler (cf. rijksdaalder); cognate with German Reichstaler reichsthaler, Danish rigsdaler rigsdaler
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rix-dollar

noun
  1. any of various former Scandinavian or Dutch small silver coinsAlso called: rijksdaaler, rigsdaler

Word Origin for rix-dollar

C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler; rijk realm, kingdom
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