karbovanets

noun
kar·​bo·​va·​nets | \ˌkär-bə-ˈvä-nets \
plural karbovantsi\ ˌkär-​bə-​ˈvän(t)-​sē \ or karbovantsiv\ ˌkär-​bə-​ˈvän(t)-​sē-​ü \

Definition of karbovanets 

: 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

Note: 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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1993, in the meaning defined above

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