hryvnia

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noun hryv·nia \ˈ(h)riv-nē-ə\

Definition of hryvnia

plural

hryvnia

or

hryvnias

also

hryvna

or

hryvnas

  1. the basic monetary unit of Ukraine — see money table

Variants of hryvnia

or less commonly

hryvna

play \ˈ(h)riv-nə\

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: 1991


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