from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An obsolete unit of currency used in Denmark, Norway and Danish territories.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Danish coin worth about fifty-four cents. It was the former unit of value in Denmark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as rix-dollar.
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A tradesman whose whole capital consists of ten rigsdaler is no tradesman.
And the schoolmaster came out smiling, holding a pipe which was a good deal taller than I, held out his hand, and asked me to come in, gave me coffee at once, and expressed the profoundest contempt for the peasant who had charged two rigsdaler for such a trifle, and then left me in the road.
"One rigsdaler and fifty öre each -- three rigsdalers in all."
The former get, on an average, fifty _rigsdaler_ ($13) per year, out of which they must clothe themselves: few of the latter can make one rigsdaler a day.
They informed me that the usual wages in Dalecarlia were 24 skillings (13 cents) a day, and that one _tunne_ (about 480 lbs.) of rye cost 32 _rigsdaler_ ($8. 37-1/2).
The Finnish landlord gave me to understand, by holding up his fore-finger, and pronouncing the word "_üx_," that I was to pay one _rigsdaler_ (about 26 cents), for our entertainment, and was overcome with grateful surprise when I added a trifle more.
I gave her a rigsdaler, which she took with joyful surprise, saying,