an aluminum bronze coin of Iceland, the 100th part of a króna.
Historical Examples

The first part of the name Aurboda, the aur of many significations may be referred to eyrir, pl.
Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.

noun (pl) aurar (ˈɔːrɑː)
an Icelandic monetary unit worth one hundredth of a krona


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