One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A premium; (in early use especially) an insurance premium.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Gerard de Malynes (fl. 1585–1641), merchant and writer on economics. Partly from Spanish premio, and partly from Italian premio, both from classical Latin praemium. Compare Portuguese prêmio.
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