lira


1li·ra

noun \ˈlir-ə, ˈlē-rə\
plural li·re \ˈlē-(ˌ)rā\ also liras

Definition of LIRA

:  the basic monetary unit of Italy until 2002

Origin of LIRA

Italian, from Latin libra, a unit of weight
First Known Use: 1617

Rhymes with LIRA

2lira

noun
plural liras

Definition of LIRA

— see money table

Origin of LIRA

Turkish, from Italian
First Known Use: 1871

3lira

noun
plural li·roth or li·rot \ˈlē-ˌrōt, -ˌrōth\

Definition of LIRA

:  the former Israeli pound

Origin of LIRA

Modern Hebrew, from Italian
First Known Use: circa 1946

4lira

noun
plural li·ri \ˈlē-(ˌ)rē\

Definition of LIRA

:  the basic monetary unit of Malta until 2008

Origin of LIRA

Maltese, from Italian
First Known Use: circa 1985

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