poltina

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noun pol·ti·na \päl-ˈtē-nə\
variants: or

poltinnik

\päl-ˈtē-nik\ play

Definition of poltina

plural

poltinas

or

poltinniks

  1. :  a Russian silver half-ruble or 50-kopeck piece

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Origin and Etymology of poltina

poltinnik from Russian, half-ruble piece, from poltina half a ruble, from Old Russian polŭtina, probably from polŭ half + tina, genitive of tinŭ ruble; poltina from Russian; probably akin to Latin duplus double and to Greek temnein to cut — more at fold, tome


First Known Use: 1810


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