poltina

noun
pol·ti·na | \päl-ˈtē-nə \
variants: or poltinnik \päl-ˈtē-nik \
plural poltinas or poltinniks

Definition of poltina 

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

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First Known Use of poltina

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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