Translation: from spanish

a 5-peso coin

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  • Peso chileno — Código ISO CLP Ámbito  Chile …   Wikipedia Español

  • peso — Spanish coin, 1550s, from Sp. peso, lit. a weight, from L. pensum, properly pp. of pendere to hang, to cause to hang (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)). Formerly either of silver (peso de plata) or gold (peso de oro) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Peso — Pe so, n. [Sp.] A Spanish dollar; also, an Argentine, Chilian, Colombian, etc., coin, equal to from 75 cents to a dollar; also, a pound weight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peso — For the most traded currency in the world going by the name of peso, see Mexican peso. The word peso (meaning weight in Spanish) was the name of a coin that originated in Spain and became of immense importance internationally. Peso is now the… …   Wikipedia

  • peso — /pay soh/; Sp. /pe saw/, n., pl. pesos / sohz/; Sp. / saws/. 1. a coin and monetary unit of Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guinea Bissau, Mexico, and the Philippines, equal to 100 centavos. 2. a coin and monetary unit of Uruguay,… …   Universalium

  • peso boliviano — pl. pesos bolivianos. a nickel clad steel coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Bolivia, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the boliviano in 1963. [ < Sp: Bolivian peso] * * * peso boliviano, the unit of money of Bolivia, equal to 100 centavos; …   Useful english dictionary

  • peso boliviano — pl. pesos bolivianos. a nickel clad steel coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Bolivia, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the boliviano in 1963. [ < Sp: Bolivian peso] * * * …   Universalium

  • peso — /ˈpeɪsoʊ / (say paysoh) noun (plural pesos) 1. the principal monetary unit of several countries including Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and the Philippines, of varying value from country to country; divided into …   Australian English dictionary

  • peso — The monetary unit of the Philippines and some Latin American countries. A silver coin current and legal tender in the island of Puerto Rico until September, 1900, in which year an act of Congress provided for the redemption of all the coins then… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • peso — n. (pl. os) 1 the chief monetary unit of several Latin American countries and of the Philippines. 2 a note or coin worth one peso. Etymology: Sp., = weight, f. L pensum: see POISE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • peso — noun (plural pesos) Etymology: Spanish, literally, weight, from Latin pensum more at poise Date: 1555 1. an old silver coin of Spain and Spanish America equal to eight reals 2. see money table …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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