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hryvnia

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noun hryv·nia \ˈ(h)riv-nē-ə\

Definition of hryvnia

plural hryvnia or hryvnias also hryvna or hryvnas

  1. — see money table



Variants of hryvnia

also hryv·na play \ˈ(h)riv-nə\

Origin of hryvnia

Ukrainian gryvnya 3-kopeck coin of pre-independence Ukraine, from Old Russian grivĭna necklace, ring, weight, coin, from griva mane


First Known Use: 1991


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