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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Johannes \Jo*han"nes\ (j[-o]*h[a^]n"n[=e]z), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?,
Heb. Y[e^]h[=o]kh[=a]n[=a]n, Y[=o]kh[=a]n[=a]n, i. e., one
whom Jehovah has blessed; hence F. Jean, E. John.] (Numis.)
A Portuguese gold coin of the value of eight dollars, named
from the figure of King John which it bears; -- often
contracted into joe; as, a joe, or a half joe.
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