centas

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noun cen·tas \ˈsen-ˌtäs\

Definition of centas

plural

centai

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centu

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centas

  1. :  a monetary unit equal to {frac 1/100} litas used in Lithuania from 1923 until 1940 and from 1991 through 2014 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


First Known Use: circa 1934


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