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maravedi

[mar-uh-vey-dee] /ˌmær əˈveɪ di/
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
1530-1540
1530-40; < Spanish maravedí < Arabic Murābitīn the Almoravids; see marabout
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maravedi

/ˌmærəˈveɪdɪ/
noun (pl) -dis
1.
any of various Spanish coins of copper or gold
Word Origin
C15: from Spanish, from Arabic Murābitīn (plural of murābitmarabout), the Moorish dynasty in Córdoba, 1087–1147
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