maravedi


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maravedi

(ˌmærəˈveɪdɪ)
n, pl -dis
(Currencies) any of various Spanish coins of copper or gold
[C15: from Spanish, from Arabic Murābitīn (plural of murābit marabout), the Moorish dynasty in Córdoba, 1087–1147]
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He replied that he meant to go in search of this clown and chastise him for such iniquitous conduct, and see Andres paid to the last maravedi, despite and in the teeth of all the clowns in the world.
said the yeoman, losing patience; ``an thou dost go on to put thy filthy lucre in the balance with thy daughter's life and honour, by Heaven, I will strip thee of every maravedi thou hast in the world, before three days are out
I would not have given ten maravedi for my head when those children of the devil were pushing us against the wall.
Un descenso poco sustancial aparentemente, pues se conforma con la reduccion de un maravedi en el pescado salado, indudablemente el mas consumido dadas sus condiciones de salubridad, y medio para el resto.
The first, that no matter how much or how scarce money is, never a ducat is worth more or less than eleven reales and one maravedi here or in Rome, Flanders, or Leon, as what the pope, the king, or custom has appraised it for.
Las tarifas se mantienen respecto a las de 1250 en lo tocante a ganado bovino, no asi en lo relativo a ovino y porcino en las que, respetandose el numero de cabezas --dos en cada caso--, desciende su equivalente monetario: un total de un maravedi por los dos carneros y solo 20 sueldos por los dos puercos.
In the previously cited place, Philip Comineus repeats these words in French--twice: "Therefore, to pursue my point, no king or prince on earth can demand, except by way of violence and tyranny, even one maravedi (1) from his nation, if those designated to pay it are unwilling.
Estas elites eran hostiles a la concesion de todo senoreaje al monarca que pudiese alterar este valor intrinseco, derecho al que este habia renunciado ya en la Edad Media a cambio de obtener el impuesto del monedaje o maravedi (80).
Moreover, debased money, which we call blancas, valued at half a maravedi, was being frequently minted and was a source of much greater vexation and nuisance.
En cuanto al cobro por parte del adjudicatario de cualquiera de los plazos de los pagos, habitualmente tres, estipulados en las condiciones (113), los depositarios de la recaudacion del repartimiento no libraban un maravedi sin una detallada lista de gastos y, por supuesto, previo informe favorable de la obra realizada a cargo de los correspondientes maestros veedores.
He minted two types of money: reales (silver coins) worth three maravedis; and cruzados worth one maravedi, as the Chronicles (chap.