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Etymology

A coin.

From Old French coigne "wedge, cornerstone, die for stamping," from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cuneus "wedge." English quoin means "cornerstone."

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
coin

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
  2. A token used in a special establishment like a casino (also called a chip).
  3. One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.

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Verb

Infinitive
to coin

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to coin (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to create coins.
  2. to make up or invent, and establish
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.

Translations


French

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] cuneus (wedge).

Pronunciation

Noun

coin m. (plural coins)

  1. wedge, cornerpiece
  2. corner
    L'église fait le coin. The church is just on the corner.
  3. area, part
    « Je suis le seul robot dans ce coin. » "I am the only robot around here."

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