soldo

[ sol-doh; Italian sawl-daw ]
/ ˈsɒl doʊ; Italian ˈsɔl dɔ /
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noun, plural sol·di [sol-dee; Italian sawl-dee] /ˈsɒl di; Italian ˈsɔl di/.

a former copper coin of Italy, the twentieth part of a lira, equal to five centesimi.

Nearby words

  1. soldierfish,
  2. soldiering,
  3. soldierly,
  4. soldiers' home,
  5. soldiery,
  6. sole,
  7. sole custody,
  8. sole trader,
  9. sole-charge school,
  10. sole-source

Origin of soldo

1590–1600; < Italian < Latin solidum; see sol2

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British Dictionary definitions for soldo

soldo

/ (ˈsɒldəʊ, Italian ˈsoldo) /

noun plural -di (-diː, Italian -di)

a former Italian copper coin worth one twentieth of a lira

Word Origin for soldo

C16: from Italian, from Late Latin solidum a gold coin; see soldier

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