variants or chervonetz or tchervonets or tchervonetz
plural chervontsi or chervontzi or tchervontsi or tchervontzi
: the gold 10-ruble coin of Soviet Russia authorized by decree in 1922 and first struck in 1923
: a unit of value equivalent to one gold chervonets designated by law of 1924 as the basic monetary unit of the U.S.S.R. but never such in practice
: a currency note representing one chervonets

Word History


Russian chervonets, alteration of Old Russian červonyi, from Old Polish czerwony golden, purple

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“Chervonets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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