ko·​ru·​na | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌnä How to pronounce koruna (audio) , ˈkär- \
plural koruny\ ˈkȯr-​ə-​nē How to pronounce koruny (audio) , ˈkär-​ \ or korunas or korun\ ˈkȯr-​ən How to pronounce korun (audio) , ˈkär-​ \

Definition of koruna

1 the basic monetary unit of Czech Republic — see Money Table
2 [Slovak] : the basic monetary unit of Slovakia from 1992 to 2009

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Recent Examples on the Web These days Mr Pawlowski is still a supporter of Czech arts, but would not invest another koruna in the country. The Economist, "Disgruntled investors are losing patience with central Europe," 8 June 2019 Rate setters want to avoid racing too far ahead of borrowing costs in the euro zone, as that could trigger excessive koruna appreciation. Andra Timu, Bloomberg.com, "This Is What Eastern EU Central Banks Will Discuss Through April," 25 Mar. 2018 The Czech koruna and the Hungarian forint weakened by 0.4 percent. Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg.com, "EU Regional Aid to Shrink Under Plan Rebuked by Eastern Members," 2 May 2018 Other European currencies have also notched losses, with the Swiss franc, Swedish krona and Czech koruna all down in 2019. ... Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "Europe’s Sputtering Economy Gives Investors the Jitters," 28 Jan. 2019 The koruna, which was the best performer among the world’s major currencies in 2017, has gained 0.1 percent against the euro this year. Ladka Mortkowitz Bauerova, Bloomberg.com, "Czechs Vote Whether Pro-Russia President Zeman Gets Second Term," 12 Jan. 2018 The Hungarian forint was little changed at 314.02 per euro, after rising 0.3 percent, while the Czech koruna strengthened 0.4 percent. Adrian Krajewski, Bloomberg.com, "East European Currencies Whipsaw on Dollar Gains, EU Budget," 2 May 2018 The koruna, the world’s best-performing currency in 2017, has gained 0.6 percent against the euro this year. Michael Winfrey, Bloomberg.com, "Professor Fights Putin’s Czech Ally in Key Election," 25 Jan. 2018 The Polish zloty is undervalued by 44% against the dollar, and the Czech koruna by 28%. The Economist, "Our Big Mac index shows fundamentals now matter more in currency markets," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of koruna

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for koruna

Czech, literally, crown, from Latin corona — more at crown

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“Koruna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koruna. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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