Definition of hryvnia
the basic monetary unit of Ukraine — see money table
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
First Known Use: 1991See Words from the same year
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