rappen

rappen

[rah-puhn]
noun, plural rappen.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Switzerland; centime.

Origin:
1830–40; < Swiss German; late Middle High German rappen a type of coin first minted in Alsace, literally, raven (a jocular reference to the eagle on the coin), declensional variant of Middle High German rappe, a by-form of raben, Old High German hraban; see raven1

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