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K. (Icelandic monetary unit)

Definition:

the basic unit of money in Iceland

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Usage:

acronym

Plural:

K.*
(* K. may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

eyrir

Etymology:

Icelandic from Latin corona, "crown"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of K....

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Icelandic króna | króna | krónur | kr | ISK

the currency of Iceland. The króna was historically subdivided into 100 aurar, but this subdivision is no longer used. The word króna, meaning "crown", is related to those of other Nordic currencies and to the Latin word corona. The name "Icelandic... (41 of 3021 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Icelandic króna

Collins Dictionary:

króna | krónur [plural]

the standard monetary unit of Iceland, divided into 100 aurar (10 of 186 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/króna

Wiktionary:

króna | krónur [plural]

The currency of Iceland, divided into 100 aurar | The currency of the Faroe Islands, divided into 100 oyru (18 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/króna

New World Dictionary:

króna | krónur [plural]

the basic monetary unit of Iceland (6 of 17 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kr-ona

Britannica Encyclopedia:

crown [monetary unit] | krona [Swedish]

monetary unit of several European countries, including Sweden, Denmark, and Norway--the first countries to adopt the crown, in the 1870s. The Swedish ... (23 of 285 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/1268310​/crown

American Heritage Dictionary:

currency | currencies [plural] | afghani [sense-specific] | ariary [sense-specific] | piso [sense-specific] | gourde [sense-specific] | pound [sense-specific] | baht [sense-specific] | guarani [sense-specific] | ...

Money in any form when in actual use as a medium of exchange, especially circulating paper money. | Transmission from person to person as a medium of ... (26 of 694 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/currency

Random House Dictionary:

krona | kronor [plural] | króna: krónur [plural] | króna | Kr. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | kr [abbreviation, sense-specific] | kr. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | króna: Kr. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | króna: kr. [abbreviation, sense-specific]

a silver and cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Sweden, equal to 100 öre. . | the monetary unit of theFaeroe Islands, equal to 100 öre. | "króna" : ... (27 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/krona

Oxford Dictionary:

krona | kronor [pronunc. same, sense-specific, plural] | kronur [pronunc. same, sense-specific, plural]

the basic monetary unit of Sweden, equal to 100 öre. | the basic monetary unit of Iceland, equal to 100 aurar. (20 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/krona

Merriam-Webster:

krona [entry 1, noun] | kronor [plural]

see money table (3 of 19 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/krona

Cambridge Dictionary:

krona

the standard unit of money used in Sweden and Iceland (10 of 15 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/krona

Encarta Dictionary:

króna | krónur [plural] | krona: kronur [plural] | kronur [plural] | krona

the main unit of Icelandic currency (6 of 35 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624443​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

króna | krónur [plural]

Origin: Icelandic from Latin corona, "crown"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kr-ona

krona | kronor [plural]

Origin: Swedish from Latin corona, "crown"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/krona

Wiktionary:

króna | krónur [plural]

Origin: Icelandic and Faroese.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/króna

krona | kronor [plural]

Origin: Swedish krona, crown

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/krona

Oxford Dictionary:

krona | kronor [pronunc. same, sense-specific, plural] | kronur [pronunc. same, sense-specific, plural]

Origin: sense-specific: Swedish, "crown" | sense-specific: from Icelandic króna, "crown"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/krona

Merriam-Webster:

krona [entry 1, noun] | kronor [plural]

First use: 1875

Origin: Swedish, literally, crown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/krona

Encarta Dictionary:

króna | krónur [plural] | krona: kronur [plural] | kronur [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Icelandic, "crown"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624443​/definition​.html  [offline]

krona [entry 1] | kronor [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Swedish, "crown"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624442​/definition​.html  [offline]

krona [entry 2] | kronur [plural]

Origin: Faroese, "crown"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 701707035​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

YourDictionary Audio:

króna

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "króna" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kr-ona

krona

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "krona" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/krona

Collins Dictionary:

krona | kronur [plural] | króna

Audio: British English pronunciation of "krona"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/krona

Cambridge Dictionary:

krona

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "krona"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "krona"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/krona

the Free Dictionary:

krona

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "krona"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "krona"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "krona" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/krona

Google Dictionary:

krona | kronor [plural] | kronur [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "krona"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=krona

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

krona

Audio: North American pronunciation of "krona"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=krona​001 word=krona

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