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Instead of giving the money, that is the normal coin of the realm, which is the phrase that everyone used then, they would give them a token, and this token might be metal, might be wood, might be cardboard.
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tsuuka
noun, no adjective
  1. currency
sunawachi
adverb, conjunction
  1. that is; namely; i.e.
touji
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. at that time; in those days
daremo
conjunction
  1. everyone; anyone
  2. no-one (with neg. verb)
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
mochiiru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to use; to make use of; to utilize
ita
noun
  1. board; plank
  2. sheet (of metal); plate (of glass); pane; slab
  3. cutting board; chopping board
  4. stage (i.e. at a theatre)
iru
iru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to cast; to mint; to coin
iikata
noun
  1. way of talking; speaking style
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
shitagau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to abide (by the rules); to obey; to follow; to accompany
tsuujou
no adjective, adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. common; general; normal; usual
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
oukoku
noun
  1. kingdom; monarchy
houka
noun
  1. legal currency
wo
particle
  1. indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
ataeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to give (esp. to someone of lower status); to bestow; to grant; to confer; to present; to award
  2. to provide; to afford; to offer; to supply
  3. to assign
  4. to cause
  5. to pass (a variable to a function)
kawarini
adverb
  1. instead of; for; as; in exchange for; in return (for); to make up for
yatoinushi
noun
  1. employer
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
juugyouin
noun
  1. employee; worker
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
daiyou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. substitution
kahei
noun, no adjective
  1. money; currency; coinage
wo
particle
  1. indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
ataeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to give (esp. to someone of lower status); to bestow; to grant; to confer; to present; to award
  2. to provide; to afford; to offer; to supply
  3. to assign
  4. to cause
  5. to pass (a variable to a function)
iru
iru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to cast; to mint; to coin
soshite
conjunction
  1. and; and then; thus; and now
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
daiyou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. substitution
kahei
noun, no adjective
  1. money; currency; coinage
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kinzoku
noun
  1. metal
ri
counter
  1. counter for people
  2. (usu. in compound words) person
ri
noun
  1. advantage; benefit; profit; interest
ri
noun
  1. reason; principle; logic
  2. general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon)
  3. (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos
ri
noun
  1. ri (old Japanese unit of distance, approx. 3.927km or 2.44 miles)
  2. neighbourhood (under the ritsuryo system; orig. of 50 homes)
  3. unit of area (approx. 654m by 654m)
ri
noun
  1. li (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: fire, south)
moku
noun
  1. Thursday
  2. wood (first of the five elements)
ri
counter
  1. counter for people
  2. (usu. in compound words) person
ri
noun
  1. advantage; benefit; profit; interest
ri
noun
  1. reason; principle; logic
  2. general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon)
  3. (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos
ri
noun
  1. ri (old Japanese unit of distance, approx. 3.927km or 2.44 miles)
  2. neighbourhood (under the ritsuryo system; orig. of 50 homes)
  3. unit of area (approx. 654m by 654m)
ri
noun
  1. li (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: fire, south)
atsugami
noun
  1. cardboard; thick paper
risuru
suru verb (special class)
  1. to profit; to benefit from
  2. to take advantage of; to make good use of

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