rijksdaalder

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Rijksdaalder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rijksdaalder. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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