santims

noun
san·​tims | \ ˈsän-ˌtims How to pronounce santims (audio) \
plural santimi\ ˈsän-​ti-​mē How to pronounce santimi (audio) \ or santimu\ ˈsän-​ti-​mü How to pronounce santimu (audio) \

Definition of santims

a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ lats

First Known Use of santims

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for santims

Latvian (nominative plural santimi, genitive plural santimu), from French centime centime

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Cite this Entry

“Santims.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/santims. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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