Definitions

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

  • n. See Table at currency.
  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The official currency of Sweden.

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

  • n. the basic unit of money in Iceland
  • n. the basic unit of money in Sweden

Etymologies

Icelandic króna, from Old Norse krūna, from Middle Low German krūne, krōne, ultimately from Latin corōna, wreath, crown (from the crown printed on the coin); see crown.
Swedish, from Old Swedish krōna, from Middle Low German krūne, krōne; see krona1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Swedish krona, crown (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The company reports sales in Swedish krona, but generates the majority of its sales in other currencies, with about 60% of its sales in euros.

    Strong Krona, Cotton Prices Hit H

  • Amid the global crunch, Swedish banks have had trouble getting medium - or long-term financing to replenish borrowings in Swedish krona, and particular difficulty getting access to dollars.

    Drawing on Experience of Past Rescue,

  • You can send financial support to their World Headquarters and Main Mead Hall "For reasons of orthographic purity, we prefer to accept donations in Icelandic krona"; I trust all upholders of True English will join this brave cause, and I expect William Safire's next column to be in Anglo-Saxon.

    languagehat.com: THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH MOVEMENT.

  • One reason is that buying the krona was a popular bet in the opening months of the year, so when the mood soured there was a rush to the exits.

    Sweden's Krona Is Victim of Investors' Nerves

  • Danske Bank, which calls the krona the month's worst-performing major currency, says the drubbing is exaggerated.

    Sweden's Krona Is Victim of Investors' Nerves

  • The krona has been a top pick among many profit-seeking currencies funds as the country's solid economic fundamentals point to steady growth and higher interest rates, in sharp contrast to long-running stresses in the euro zone and elsewhere.

    Swedish Central Bank Raises Rate

  • On the very serious side folks, is the news that we came across yesterday when attempting to deal in Icelandic krona (

    The Daily Reckoning

  • In the pharmaceutical retail business, the operating profit was weakened by decreased year-on-year sales in Swedish krona as a result of stiff competition.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In the pharmaceutical retail business, the operating profit decreased due to lower year-on-year sales in Swedish krona as a result of stiff competition, as well as by costs due to the launch of an information system.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The krona, which is protected by capital restrictions, has gained 5.1 percent against the euro this year, after falling 6 percent last year.

    BusinessWeek.com --

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