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kro·na 1

n. pl. kro·nur (-nər)
See Table at currency.

[Icelandic króna, from Old Norse krūna, from Middle Low German krūne, krōne, ultimately from Latin corōna, wreath, crown (from the crown printed on the coin); see crown.]

kro·na 2

n. pl. kro·nor (-nôr′, -nər)
See Table at currency.

[Swedish, from Old Swedish krōna, from Middle Low German krūne, krōne; see krona1.]


n, pl kronor (ˈkrəʊnə)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Sweden, divided into 100 öre


n, pl -nur (-nə)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Iceland, divided into 100 aurar


(ˈkroʊ nə)

n., pl. -nor (-nôr).
the basic monetary unit of Sweden.
[1870–75; < Swedish; see kró na]


(ˈkroʊ nə)

n., pl. -nur (-nər)
the basic monetary unit of Iceland.
[1885–90; < Icelandic < Medieval Latin corōna gold coin (so called because it bore the imprint of a crown); see crown]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.krona - the basic unit of money in Sweden
Swedish monetary unit - monetary unit in Sweden
ore - a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona
2.krona - the basic unit of money in Iceland
Icelandic monetary unit - monetary unit in Iceland
eyrir - 100 aurar equal 1 krona in Iceland
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