noun Etymology: Middle English gylder, gyldren, modification of Middle Dutch gulden Date: 15th century gulden

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  • Guilder — is the English translation of the Dutch gulden from Old Dutch for golden . The guilder originated as a gold coin (hence the name) but has been a common name for a silver or base metal coin for some centuries. The name has often been… …   Wikipedia

  • Guilder — Guil der, n. [D. gulden, orig., golden. Cf. {Golden}.] A Dutch silver coin worth about forty cents; called also {florin} and {gulden}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guilder — Dutch coin, late 15c., probably from a mispronunciation of M.Du. gulden, lit. golden, in gulden (florijn) or some similar name for a golden coin (see GOLDEN (Cf. golden)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • guilder — ► NOUN (pl. same or guilders) 1) the basic monetary unit of the Netherlands, equal to 100 cents. 2) historical a gold or silver coin formerly used in the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria. ORIGIN Dutch, from gulden golden …   English terms dictionary

  • guilder — [gil′dər] n. [ME gilder, altered < MDu gulden: see GULDEN] 1. the former basic monetary unit of the Netherlands, superseded in 2002 by the EURO 2. the basic monetary unit of Suriname: see the table of monetary units in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • guilder — /gil deuhr/, n. 1. a silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of the Netherlands, equal to 100 cents; florin. Abbr.: Gld.,f.,fl. 2. a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin. 3. the monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname, equal …   Universalium

  • guilder — [[t]gɪ̱ldə(r)[/t]] guilders N COUNT: num N A guilder is a unit of money that is used in the Netherlands. N SING: the N The guilder is also used to refer to the Dutch currency system. During last year s turmoil in the foreign exchange markets,… …   English dictionary

  • guilder — UK [ˈɡɪldə(r)] / US [ˈɡɪldər] noun [countable] Word forms guilder : singular guilder plural guilders a unit of money that was used in the Netherlands before it was replaced by the euro in 2002 …   English dictionary

  • guilder — ● gulden ou guilder nom masculin (allemand Gulden) Autre nom du florin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Guilder — This interesting and unusual name of medieval English origin is a dialectal variant of Gold, itself a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century gyldan and the Old High… …   Surnames reference

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