What does groschen mean?

groschen meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, tiny silver money formerly utilized in Germany and Austria, from German groschen, modified from Czech groš, title of a coin (about one-thirtieth of a thaler), from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus, literally "a thick money," from Latin grossus "dense" (see gross, and compare groat).


groschen meaning in General Dictionary

100 groschen equal 1 schilling in Austria

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  • a tiny silver money and money of account of Germany, really worth about two cents. It isn't included in the brand-new financial system of the empire.

groschen - German to English

groat

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  • penny
  • picayune
  • [German 10 Pfennig coin, worth 1/10 Deutsche Mark]
  • groschen [hundredth of an Austrian schilling]
  • [German 10 Pfennig coins, worth 1/10 Deutsche Mark]

groschen meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A small silver money and cash of account of Germany, really worth about two cents. It is really not contained in the brand-new financial system of this kingdom.


Sentence Examples with the word groschen

The first authentic pacta conventa made between the Polish nobility and the Crown dates from the compact of Kassa (September 17, 137 4), when Louis of Hungary agreed to exempt the szlachta from all taxation, except two Polish groschen per hide of land, and to compensate them for the expenses of all military service rendered beyond the confines of the realm.

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