johannes

noun jo·han·nes \jōˈ(h)anə̇s\
variants: less commonly

joannes

\jōˈ(h)anə̇s\

Definition of johannes

plural

johannes

also

joannes

  1. :  an old Portuguese gold coin first issued in the 18th century and equivalent to 6400 reis —called also half joe — compare dobra

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Origin and Etymology of johannes

after Johannes or Joannes John (or João) V †1750 king of Portugal who first issued such coins and whose name appeared on them


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