Øre


Øre

Øre is the one-hundredth subdivision of the Norwegian krone, Danish krone, Swedish krona and Icelandic króna currency units. But note that the corresponding subdivision of the Swedish krona is called öre, in the Faroe Islands "oyra" (plural "oyru(r)") and in Iceland "eyrir" (plural "aurar") which are just different spellings of the krone/krona/króna subdivisions. Compare to the cent. The plural and singular are the same in Norway and Denmark.

Since 1993, the only Norwegian coin in use with a nominal value below 1 NOK is the 50 øre coin. (The 10 øre coin was announced deprecated at 23 February 1992 and deemed obsolete one year after that.) See the article about the Norwegian krone for more information.

Since 1989, the two Danish coins in use with a nominal value below 1 DKK are the 50 øre and 25 øre coins. See the article about the Danish krone for more information.

In Norway and Denmark, the word 'øre' also means 'ear'.

The name derives from the Latin "aureus" (gold), the name of a coin worth 25 denarii.

ee also

* Heller (money) (subdivision of Czech and Slovak crowns)
* Other coin names that are derived from the gold of which they were once made:
** Guilder
** Złoty


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  • Ore — Ore, n. [AS. [=o]ra; cf. [=a]r brass, bronze, akin to OHG. [=e]r, G. ehern brazen, Icel. eir brass, Goth. ais, L. aes, Skr. ayas iron. [root]210. Cf. {Ora}, {Era}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The native form of a metal, whether free and uncombined, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Öre — Øre L Øre ou Öre désigne les subdivisions monétaires des couronnes danoise, féringienne, norvégienne et suédoise. Le terme øre provient du latin aureus, désignant une pièce en or. Portail de la num …   Wikipédia en Français

  • øre — [ö′rə] n. pl. øre 〚Dan & Norw < ON aurar: see ÖRE〛 a monetary unit equal to 1/ 100 of a Danish krone or a Norwegian krone * * * ø·re (œʹrə) n. See table at currency.   [Danish, and Norwegian both from Old Norse eyrir …   Universalium

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  • ore — [o: US o:r] n [U and C] [: Old English; Origin: ar] rock or earth from which metal can be obtained ▪ iron ore ▪ veins of rich ore …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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