birr

noun
\ ˈbər How to pronounce birr (audio) , ˈbir How to pronounce birr (audio) \
plural birr

Definition of birr

: the basic monetary unit of Ethiopia — see Money Table

First Known Use of birr

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for birr

Amharic bərr, literally, silver

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“Birr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birr. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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