- Dutch duitken, diminutive of duit. See doit, and compare doitkin. (Wiktionary)
“That do I, replied Sancho Panza; for I am fully persuaded, that although God would rain kingdoms down upon the earth, none of them would sit well on Mary Gutierez her head; for, sir, you must understand that shes not worth a dodkin for a queen.”
“Either of the turnkeys would sell his soul for a dodkin, and blow up the castle for a ducat, Legate and all,' answered the sergeant in the same tone.”
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