Definitions for XUsu
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a monetary unit of Vietnam, equal to 1/100 of the dong.
Origin of xu:
1945–50; < Vietnamese < F sousou
A minor unit of currency in Vietnam, now little-used, forming a hundredth of a dong.
Origin: From Vietnamese xu, from sou.
XU was a clandestine intelligence organisation working on behalf of Allied powers in occupied Norway during World War II. Though its work proved invaluable for operations against German operations in Norway, most of its operations, organization, etc., were kept secret until 1988. The name of the organization may have derived from Lauritz Sand, one of the founding members, who had previously worked for British intelligence in Dutch India and coined the name XU, X for «unknown» and U for «undercover agent» for his group. During the early stages of the German occupation of Norway, Sand collaborated with an intelligence group led by major John Hagle and captain Eivind Hjelle. By July 1940, this group came into contact with another group led by Arvid Storsveen who had been a troop leader for a sabotage group in southern Norway. Although XU was initially organized by a leadership with a military background, its further development relied heavily upon recruiting students from the University of Oslo. As it grew, the group also included professionals around Norway, within railroads, police and so on, and collected maps and photos of German fortifications and forces.
Translations for XU
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in British currency, the hundredth part of `1
It costs seventy-five pence; Oranges, 12p each.
- بِنس: نُقود إنجليزيَّهArabic
- pennyPortuguese (BR)
- der PennyGerman
- penique, centavoSpanish
- पेनी, ब्रिटिश मुद्राHindi
- britanski novac, peniCroatian
- penijs, penssLatvian
- penny, centNorwegian
- دانګريزي پيسو واحد: ( په امريكا كې ) يو سنټ: برتانوى سكهPashto
- пенни, пенсRussian
- เหรียญเพนนีของอังกฤษมีค่าเท่ากับ 1/12 ชิลลิงThai
- 便士(英國輔幣單位)Chinese (Trad.)
- برطانوي کرنسي ميں ايک کا سواں حصہUrdu
- 便士（英国辅币单位）Chinese (Simp.)
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