vintem

noun

vin·​tem
vēⁿˈtāⁿ
plural -s
: a Portuguese coin worth 20 reals that was first issued in the late 15th century and was originally made of silver and later of bronze

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese vintem, from vinte twenty, from Latin viginti

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“Vintem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vintem. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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