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penni

Syllabification: pen·ni
Pronunciation: /ˈpenē
 
/

Definition of penni in English:

noun (plural penniä /ˈpenēə/)

A monetary unit of Finland (until the introduction of the euro), equal to one hundredth of a markka.
Example sentences
  • The Bank of Finland will continue to accept all markka and penni coins that were in use just prior to the introduction of the euro and annulled following the euro changeover on 1 March 2002, commemorative coins minted after 1985 and all post-Second World War markka banknotes.
  • The Finnish currency is the markka (abbreviated as FIM), which is divided into 100 penniä.

Origin

Finnish.

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