Definitions

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  • n. money

Etymologies

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Probably derived from the Danish "penge" (money). Prevalent in communities with a high percentage of native New Zealanders (Mäori), though not restricted to them, and generally used by the lower socio-economic groups. Particularly common in the parts of the lower North Island heavily settled by Scandinavians.

Examples

  • Petronius ( "Sat.," c. 71) makes the following statement: "valde te rogo, ut secundum pedes statuae meae catellam pingas -- ut mihi contingat tuo beneficio post mortem vivere". [

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