maravedi

noun
mar·​a·​ve·​di | \ ˌmarəˈvādē \
plural -s

Definition of maravedi

1 : an old Moorish gold dinar of Spain and Morocco
2a : a medieval Spanish unit of value equal to ¹/₃₄ real
b : a copper coin representing one maravedi

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History and Etymology for maravedi

Spanish maravedí, from Arabic Murābiṭīn Almoravides, Muslim dynasty of the 11th and 12th centuries in North Africa and Spain, from plural of murābiṭ marabout

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“Maravedi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maravedi. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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