hryvnia

noun hryv·nia \ ˈ(h)riv-nē-ə \
variants: or less commonly hryvna play \ˈ(h)riv-nə\

Definition of hryvnia

plural hryvnia or hryvnias also hryvna or hryvnas
the basic monetary unit of Ukraine — see Money Table

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Origin and Etymology of hryvnia

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


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