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pfennig

[fen-ig; German pfen-ikh] /ˈfɛn ɪg; German ˈpfɛn ɪx/
noun, plural pfennigs, pfennige
[German pfen-i-guh] /German ˈpfɛn ɪ gə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a copper-coated iron coin and monetary unit of Germany until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a Deutsche mark.
2.
(formerly) a minor coin and monetary unit of East Germany, the 100th part of an ostmark.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < German: penny
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pfennig

/ˈfɛnɪɡ; German ˈpfɛnɪç/
noun (pl) -nigs, -nige (German) (-nɪɡə)
1.
a former German monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Deutschmark
2.
(formerly) a monetary unit worth one hundredth of an East German ostmark
Word Origin
German: penny
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