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1. penī n.

311 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) An English silver coin, weighing approximately 22 grains, decreasing in weight and value from about 1300 A.D., equal to 1/12 of a shilling or 1/240 of a pound; also, the value of a penny; also fig

2. penī-wō̆rth n.

Additional spellings: peniworth
28 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Goods costing a penny; what can be bought for a penny, a small quantity; what is worth a penny; also fig. of an abstraction; peni ne peni-worth; (b) pl. goods, merchandise; god (faire, bettre)