Definition of Portague

1. n. A Portuguese gold coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling.



Definition of Portague

1. Noun. (obsolete) An old Portuguese gold coin. ¹

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Definition of Portague

1. an old Portuguese coin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portague

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portables
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portafilter
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portague (current term)
portagues
portajohn
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Literary usage of Portague

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1. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1860)
"... of gould To my cosyn Marye Leigh his doughter one portague of gould To my sonne in lawe Richard Brereton esquier threescore ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"No gold about thee P P. Yes, I've a portague I пате kept this half year. E lay deepe play, and not having mony about them, ave cut cardes ..."

3. The Ancient British Drama by Robert Dodsley (1810)
"Hold, Bagot, there's a portague to drink,' Although you ill deserved it by your merit. Give not such cruel scope unto your heart; Be sure the ill you do ..."

4. Proceedings edited by Alfred Edmund Hudd (1908)
"portague. A Portuguese gold coin, worth about £3 10s. Od. or £4 10s. ... "Yes, I've a portague I have kept this half year."—Ben Jonson, Alchemist, act i, ..."

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