piastre

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French piastre, from Italian piastra (plate of wood or metal; coin), probably from Latin emplastra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piastre (plural piastres)

  1. (now historical) A Spanish or Spanish-American coin and unit of currency, originally worth eight real.
    • 1630, John Smith, True Travels, in Kupperman 1988, p. 39:
      The Silkes, Velvets, Cloth of gold, and Tissue, Pyasters, Chicqueenes and Sultanies, which is gold and silver, they unloaded in foure and twentie houres, was wonderfull [...].
  2. (historical) A form of currency formerly used in the French-speaking parts of Canada.
  3. (historical) A form of currency formerly used in French Indochina.
  4. A form of currency originally used in the Ottoman Empire, and now used as a subunit in the Middle Eastern countries of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria, Jordan, Libya, South Sudan, and Turkey, and formerly used in Cyprus

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian piastra. Doublet of plâtre.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pjastʁ/
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): /pjastʁ/, /pjas/
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): /pjas/
  • (file)

NounEdit

piastre f (plural piastres)

  1. (historical) piastre (one of several historical units of currency)
  2. (Quebec, Louisiana, now colloquial, formerly also official) Canadian or American dollar
    Synonyms: dollar, piasse (informal)
    • 1803, Traité d'achat de la Louisiane (Louisiana Purchase Treaty)[1]:
      3. La piastre ayant cours de monnaie dans les États-Unis, il est convenu que dans les comptes auxquels la présente convention donnera lieu, le rapport de ladite monnaie, avec le franc, sera invariablement fixé à cinq francs 3.333 / 10.000, ou cinq livres huit sols tournois.
      3. It is agreed that the Dollar of the United States Specified in the present Convention shall be fixed at five francs 3333/100000 or five livres eight Sous tournois.
    • 1867, Loi constitutionnelle de 1867 (Constitution Act, 1867)[2]:
      Les qualifications d'un sénateur seront comme suit : [...] 4. Ses propriétés mobilières et immobilières devront valoir, somme toute, quatre mille piastres, en sus de toutes ses dettes et obligations.
      The Qualifications of a Senator shall be as follows: [...] 4. His Real and Personal Property shall be together worth Four thousand Dollars over and above his Debts and Liabilities.
    • 2009, Robert Maltais, Le Curé du Mile End, page 195:
      Non, non, c'est juste une joke. Garde-lé, ton vingt piastres.
      No, no, I was just joking. Keep it, your twenty bucks.
    Neuf, ça vaut au moins mille piastres, je l'ai eu pour la moitié.It's worth at least a thousand bucks new; I got it for half that.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

piastre f

  1. plural of piastra

AnagramsEdit