noun (plural maravedis)
A medieval Spanish copper coin and monetary unit.
- In return he offered the community a substantial endowment of 47,500 maravedis and an additional 3000 maravedis for work on the church.
- Similarly, Maria Turregano reserved 20,000 maravedis of her legitimas for herself, specifying that the sum would go to her convent, Santa Catalina, upon her death.
- This was done to the benefit of his daughter, Isabel, a nun at San Quirce, who received half of the partitioned amount: 80,000 maravedis.
Spanish, from Arabic murābiṭīn 'holy men', a name applied to the North African Berber rulers of Muslim Spain, from the late 11th century to 1145.
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