See also: Devisen

English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from German Devisen.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

devisen pl (plural only)

  1. (finance, uncommon) Foreign currency.
    • 1930, The Execution of the Experts’ Plan: Fifth Annuity Year and Transition Period, September 1, 1928 to May 17, 1930[1], page 110:
      [] in February there was a moderate decline in its holdings of devisen, and in March there was a loss of both devisen and gold.
    • 1956, Carlile Aylmer Macartney, October Fifteenth: A History of Modern Hungary, 1929–1945, volume 1, page 91:
      [] the fall in the value of Hungary’s exports in 1930 had already driven the Government to use up a large proportion of its reserves in gold and devisen.
    • 1992, Kenneth A. Oye, Economic Discrimination and Political Exchange, →ISBN, page 107:
      The central monetary powers were obligated to maintain existing parities and convertibility of their currencies by contracting their domestic money supply and shipping gold if under pressure and by offering credits, intervening on foreign exchange markets, and refraining from liquidating devisen to support other currencies under pressure.

Middle English edit

Verb edit

devisen (third-person singular simple present deviseth, present participle devisende, devisynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle devised)

  1. Alternative form of devysen

Spanish edit

Verb edit


  1. inflection of devisar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Swedish edit

Noun edit


  1. definite singular of devis