chequin
Sequin Se"quin, n. [F. sequin, It. zecchino, from zecca the mint, fr. Ar. sekkah, sikkah, a die, a stamp. Cf. {Zechin}.] An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other Italian cities, and by the Levant trade was introduced into Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value. [Written also {chequin}, and {zequin}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Chequin — Che*quin (ch[ e]*k[=e]n ), n. A coin. See {Sequin}. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chequin — noun see chequeen * * * chequin another form of chequeen, a coin …   Useful english dictionary

  • chequin — che·quin …   English syllables

  • sequin — [ səkɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1595; chequin 1540; essequin fin XIVe; vénitien zecchino, ar. sikki « pièce de monnaie » 1 ♦ Ancienne monnaie d or de Venise, qui avait cours en Italie et dans le Levant. 2 ♦ Petit disque de métal perforé cousu sur un tissu pour …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sequin — Se quin, n. [F. sequin, It. zecchino, from zecca the mint, fr. Ar. sekkah, sikkah, a die, a stamp. Cf. {Zechin}.] An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zequin — Sequin Se quin, n. [F. sequin, It. zecchino, from zecca the mint, fr. Ar. sekkah, sikkah, a die, a stamp. Cf. {Zechin}.] An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chikino — var. of chequin …   Useful english dictionary

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