rix-dollar

[ riks-dol-er ]
/ ˈrɪksˌdɒl ər /
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noun

any of various silver coins, as the Danish rigsdaler, the Dutch rijksdaalder, or the German reichsthaler, of about equal value.

Nearby words

  1. rivière du loup,
  2. rivière-du-loup,
  3. rivne,
  4. rivulet,
  5. rivulus,
  6. riyadh,
  7. riyal,
  8. riza shah pahlavi,
  9. riza shah pahlevi,
  10. rizal

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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British Dictionary definitions for rix-dollar

rix-dollar

/ (ˈrɪksˌdɒlə) /

noun

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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