carolin

noun car·o·lin \¦karə¦lēn\

Definition of carolin

plural

carolins

\-nz\ or

caroliner

  1. 1 :  any of several coins issued under Swedish kings named Charles in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries

  2. 2 or karolin \¦karə¦lēn\ plural karolins [German karolin, from New Latin carolinus, from Medieval Latin Carolus (after Charles Albert †1745 prince of Bavaria) + Latin -inus -ine] a (1) :  an old gold coin of Bavaria first struck in the 18th century (2) :  any of several coins of Württemberg and other southern German states similar to the 18th century gold carolin of Bavaria b :  a unit of value equivalent to a German carolin half-carolin and 1⁄4-carolin coins

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Origin and Etymology of carolin

Swedish karolin, from New Latin carolinus of Charles, from Medieval Latin Carolus Charles (after Charles XI †1697, Charles XII †1718 & Charles XIV †1844, kings of Sweden) + Latin -inus -ine


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