Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,851 / 75 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 422
Added to site: 2005.03.19
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Genre: Periodical
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kt], "to produce," _i.e._ money begetting money; the offspring or produce of money lent out. Whether its identity may not be established with the word in current use for thousands of years in this country to express precisely the same meaning, is a question I should like to see discussed {436} by some of your correspondents. The word taka signifies any thing pressed or _stamped_, anything on which an impression is made hence _a coin_; and is derived from the Sanscrit root _tak_, to press, to stamp, to coin: whence, _tank_, a small coin; and _tank-sala_, a mint; and (query) the English word _token_, a piece of stamped metal given to communicants. Many of your readers will remember that it used to be a common practice in England for copper coins, representing a half-penny, penny, &c., stamped with the name of the issuer, and denominated "tokens," to be issued in large quantities by shopkeepers as a subsidiary currency, and received at their shop in payment of goods, &c. May not _ticke

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