maravedi

noun mar·a·ve·di \ ˌmarəˈvādē \

Definition of maravedi

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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