American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of taler.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large silver coin current in various German states from the sixteenth century. The thaler of the present German empire is equivalent to three marks, and is worth about 3s. English (72 cents).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A former German silver coin worth about three shillings sterling, or about 73 cents, around 1900.
“The dollar itself comes from the word thaler, which was a measurement of what an ounce of silver would entail, or a percentage of a gold piece would entail.”
“Mainly they hunted deer, for a dressed buckskin would fetch the equivalent of a German silver coin called a thaler (eventually, buck became synonymous with dollar).”
“Just at the time that they put their money in, the party that Minnie belonged to came by, and the gentleman put in a silver coin called a thaler, which is worth about seventy-five cents; so that Rollo had the satisfaction of seeing that one of the four millions of dollars was raised on the spot.”
“European "thaler" coins from the 16th-18th centuries, with a modern quarter for comparison.”
“In 1792, after the American Revolution, Congress adopted the European "thaler" or dollar as the standard in the new United States.”
“Thus, the silver "thaler" system was also, in a sense, a gold system.”
“A corruption of the German "thaler," a name for a silver coin worth about four shillings.”
“From the German tradition of the Christmas tree to the Italian dish called spaghetti and the name of our currency, which was first minted as a thaler in Bohemia and transported by the Dutch to their colony of New Amsterdam which later became New York, immigrants continually add to our civilization.”
“Le mot “dollar” est beaucoup plus ancien que la monnaie des Etats-Unis et provient du mot “thaler”, qui désignait des pièces de monnaie frappées à partir de 1519.”
“The word “dollar” itself, is much older than the American currency, and is derived from the “thaler”, coins that were first minted back in 1519 from silver, mined in the town of Joachimsthal, which was located in the country then called Bohemia.”
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