centas

noun cen·tas \ ˈsen-ˌtäs \

Definition of centas

plural centai play \-ˌtī\ or centu play \-ˌtü\ also centas
: a monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ litas used in Lithuania from 1923 until 1940 and from 1991 through 2014
Note: The plural centai is used for denominations two and five, centu is used for denominations ten and over, and centas is sometimes used in English language sources as a general plural.

Origin and Etymology of centas

Lithuanian (nominative plural centai, genitive plural centų), probably from French centime or English cent


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