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soldo

[ sol-doh; Italian sawl-daw ]

noun

, plural sol·di [sol, -dee, sawl, -dee].
  1. a former copper coin of Italy, the twentieth part of a lira, equal to five centesimi.


soldo

/ ˈsɒldəʊ; ˈsoldo /

noun

  1. a former Italian copper coin worth one twentieth of a lira


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Word History and Origins

Origin of soldo1

1590–1600; < Italian < Latin solidum; sol 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of soldo1

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

The few who have escaped have been brought to Catania naked, without a soldo.

When I give a soldo to a beggar, and he says to me, “God preserve your health, and the health of all belonging to you!”

He never spends a soldo, I am positive; and if he drops a centesimo under the benches, he is capable of hunting for it for a week.

Stay; let us exchange; I will take another bunch and you shall pay the man for it one soldo.

The cripple at the door lifted the heavy leather curtain for her and she put a soldo into his outstretched hand as she went in.

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