rijksdaalder

noun rijks·daal·der \ ˈrīksˌdäl(d)ə(r) \
variants: or rijksdaaler or rijksdaler or less commonly rixdaler

Definition of rijksdaalder

plural rijksdaalders or rijksdalers also rixdalers
1 :a Dutch dollar similar to the German reichsthaler that was first issued in the 16th century
2 :the modern Dutch 2¹/₂ guilder piece issued up to 2002

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Origin and Etymology of rijksdaalder

Dutch, alteration of rijksdaler, from rijk kingdom, realm (from Middle Dutch rike, rijc) + daler taler; akin to Old High German rīhhi kingdom, realm


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