American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A guilder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several gold coins formerly current in Germany from the fourteenth century, and in the Low Countries from the fifteenth century: the name was afterward applied to silver coins of Germany and the Netherlands.
- n. A former silver coin of Austria, worth 1s. 8d. English, or about 40 cents; also, a current silver coin of the kingdom of the Netherlands, of equal value. See cut in preceding column.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See guilder.
- n. the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents
- n. formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands; equal to 100 cents
- From Middle English, from Middle Dutch (shortened from) gulden (florijn) 'golden (florin)' (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Dutch gulden (florijn), golden (florin), from Middle Dutch; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The gentleman shut to the door at length, without having seen anything strange inside it; and then he talked long and low with the tradesmen, and, as his accent was different from that which August was used to, the child could distinguish little that he said, except the name of the king and the word "gulden" again and again.”
““I, the undersigned, promise Signora Loisa Polzelli (in case I shall be disposed to marry again) to take no other for wife than the said Loisa Polzelli; and if I remain a widower, I promise the said Loisa Polzelli after my death to leave her a life pension of 300 gulden, that is 300 florins in Vienna money.”
“The doctor's enormous hand took her bag from her, extracted the two gulden pieces, and put one in each of her hands.”
“She had been warned beforehand about the two collections; she had her two guldens ready as the elders advanced down the aisle, but then her eye caught the notes in the doctor's hands -- they were almost hidden, but she thought that they were for ten gulden.”
“A Dutch East India Company sailor (matroos) might earn about the same (8 or 10 gulden per month at roughly 3 gulden per real).”
“A Dutch East India Company "merchant" (coopman) might earn around 23 reals per month (70 gulden).”
“A Dutch East India Company "assistant-merchant" (ondercoopman) might earn around 13 reals per month (40 gulden).”
“Florin was another word for gulden, the basic unit of Dutch currency.”
“Sointenly you be man with da gulden pun on dis one!”
“No, I merely extended my stock of twenty ten-gulden pieces, and threw them down upon the space “Passe” which happened to be confronting me.”
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This started out as a Scrabble list, so I'm personally limiting myself to listing words which are acceptable in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, but go ahead and list whatever you can find...
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