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johannes

[joh-han-eez, -is] /dʒoʊˈhæn iz, -ɪs/
noun, plural johannes.
1.
a gold coin formerly used as currency in Portugal, first issued in the early 18th century.
Also, joannes.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism; after the name Joannes (John V, of Portugal) in the coin's legend. See John

Johannes

[yoh-hah-nis, -han-is] /yoʊˈhɑ nɪs, -ˈhæn ɪs/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of John.
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johannes

/dʒəʊˈhæniːz/
noun (pl) -nes
1.
a Portuguese gold coin minted in the early 18th century
Word Origin
C18: after Joannes (King John V) of Portugal, whose name was inscribed on the coin
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