groat

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From Middle English grot, from Old English grotan, plural of grot, from Proto-Germanic *grutą. More at grit.

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groat (plural groats)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) Hulled grain.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Middle Dutch groot, the Old French gros Tournois (a coin of Tours), from Medieval Latin denarius (coin) grossus (large). Related to German Groschen

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groat (plural groats)

  1. (archaic or historical) Any of various old coins of England and Scotland.
  2. An historical English silver coin worth four English pennies, still minted as one of the set of Maundy coins.
  3. A proverbial small sum; a whit or jot.

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