Deutsche-mark meaning

doich märk
The primary unit of currency in Germany before the adoption of the euro.
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The former basic monetary unit of Germany, superseded in 2002 by the euro.
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Origin of deutsche-mark

  • German deutsche feminine singular of deutsch German (from Middle High German diutsch) (from Old High German diutisc of the people teutā- in Indo-European roots) Mark mark (from Middle High German marc, marke stamped precious metal bar, half-pound of silver or gold merg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition