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krone1

[kroh-nuh] /ˈkroʊ nə/
noun, plural kroner
[kroh-ner] /ˈkroʊ nər/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Denmark, equal to 100 öre.
Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
2.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Norway, equal to 100 öre.
Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
Origin of krone1
1870-1875
1870-75; < Danish, Norwegian < Middle Low German < Medieval Latin corōna; see króna

krone2

[kroh-nuh] /ˈkroʊ nə/
noun, plural kronen
[kroh-nuh n] /ˈkroʊ nən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a former gold coin of Germany, equal to 10 marks.
2.
korona (def 1).
Origin
1870-75; < German; see krone1
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Examples from the Web for krone
Historical Examples
  • You shall have a clay pipe if you'll run and get me half a krone's worth of chewing 'bacca.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Mr. krone, however, will tell you he has no sympathy with such cries.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • When the times are ordinarily good he can earn a krone a day regularly.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • "I heard of you this evening at the krone, mein Herr," he said.

  • The blue chips represented a krone, the white ones five Hellers.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This had the required effect, and one krone made its appearance.

  • Well, it ought to be a krone, but seventy-five re I will have, and thats the least.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • I ought not to ask you, I expect, but would you go to the krone with me tomorrow evening?

  • Meanwhile the group of damsels were still in close confab, and I could see took note that the stranger had descended at the krone.

    Round About the Carpathians Andrew F. Crosse
  • He handed the young peasant who was holding his horse half a krone, and then walked briskly into the castle.

    The Hosts of the Air Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for krone

krone1

/ˈkrəʊnə/
noun (pl) -ner (-nə)
1.
the standard monetary unit of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland, divided into 100 øre
2.
the standard monetary unit of Norway, divided into 100 øre
Word Origin
C19: from Danish or Norwegian, from Middle Low German krōne, ultimately from Latin corōnacrown

krone2

/ˈkrəʊnə/
noun (pl) -nen (-nən)
1.
a former German gold coin worth ten marks
2.
a former Austrian monetary unit
Word Origin
C19: from German, literally: crown; see krone1
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Word Origin and History for krone
n.

name of currency unit and silver coin in Scandinavian countries, 1875, from Danish krone (plural kroner), Swedish krona (plural kronor), literally "crown" (see crown). Also the name of a 10-mark gold piece issued by the German Empire. So called for the devices stamped on them.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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