maravedi

maravedi

[mar-uh-vey-dee]
noun, plural maravedis.
1.
a former gold coin issued by the Moors in Spain.
2.
a former minor copper coin of Spain, discontinued in 1848.

Origin:
1530–40; < Spanish maravedí < Arabic Murābitīn the Almoravids; see marabout

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maravedi (ˌmærəˈveɪdɪ)
 
n , pl -dis
any of various Spanish coins of copper or gold
 
[C15: from Spanish, from Arabic Murābitīn (plural of murābitmarabout), the Moorish dynasty in Córdoba, 1087--1147]

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