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).
100 groschen equal 1 schilling in Austria
- 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.
- [German 10 Pfennig coin, worth 1/10 Deutsche Mark]
- groschen [hundredth of an Austrian schilling]
- [German 10 Pfennig coins, worth 1/10 Deutsche Mark]
(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.
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.