riks·​da·​ler | \ ˈriksˌdälə(r) \
plural riksdalers

Definition of riksdaler

: an old Swedish dollar similar to the German reichsthaler and serving as the country's basic monetary unit from the 16th century to 1878 also : a coin representing one riksdaler

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History and Etymology for riksdaler

Swedish, from rike kingdom, realm (from Old Norse rīki) + daler

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“Riksdaler.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riksdaler. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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