karbovanets

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noun kar·bo·va·nets \ˌkär-bə-ˈvä-nets\

Definition of karbovanets

plural

karbovantsi

\ˌkär-bə-ˈvän(t)-sē\ play or

karbovantsiv

\ˌkär-bə-ˈvän(t)-sē-ü\ play
  1. :  the basic monetary unit of Ukraine during its brief period of independence beginning in 1917 readopted as a transitional monetary unit from 1991 until introduction of the hryvnia in 1996; also :  a currency note representing one karbovanets Some sources use karbovantsi as the plural for the denomination three and karbovantsiv for denominations five or more; other sources use karbovantsi or less commonly karbovantsiv as a general plural.

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First Known Use of karbovanets

1993


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