riksdaler

noun

riks·​da·​ler
ˈriksˌdälə(r)
plural riksdalers
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Riksdaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riksdaler. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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