Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The primary unit of currency in Finland before the adoption of the euro.

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  • n. A (Finnish) mark, the currency used in Finland before the introduction of the euro, consisting of 100 penni. Abbreviation FIM.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. formerly the basic unit of money in Finland

Etymologies

Finnish, from Swedish mark, a mark of money.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Finnish markka "mark (coin)", from Germanic. See mark (old measure of weight of precious metals, equal to 8 troy oz). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When the Finns cut their markka loose from the Deutsche mark on Sept. 8 so their domestic interest rates could fall, Europe yawned at the news.

    Europe In Pieces

  • Under the agreement, Finland will provide 5.8 million markka

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Africa 52 million markka (about 11.6 million dollars) mainly for forest and water projects.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Ongoing speculation resulting from a lack of confidence in the government's policies forced Helsinki to devalue the markka by about 12\% in November 1991 and to indefinitely break the link in

    The 1994 CIA World Factbook

  • In June 1991 Helsinki had tied the markka to the European Union's (EU) European Currency Unit (ECU) to promote stability.

    The 1994 CIA World Factbook

  • In June 1991 Helsinki had tied the markka to the European

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

  • Ongoing speculation resulting from a lack of confidence in the government's policies forced Helsinki to devalue the markka by about

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

  • In June 1991 Helsinki had tied the markka to the European Union's

    The 1996 CIA Factbook

  • Ongoing speculation resulting from a lack of confidence in the government's policies forced Helsinki to devalue the markka by about 12\% in

    The 1996 CIA Factbook

  • Currency: markka (FIM); euro (EUR) note: on 1 January 1999, the EU introduced the euro as a common currency that is now being used by financial institutions in Finland at a fixed rate of 5.94573 markkaa per euro and will replace the local currency for all transactions in 2002

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

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  • Mmmmm, money.

    October 13, 2008