ku·​na | \ ˈkü-ˌnä How to pronounce kuna (audio) , -nə \
plural kuna or kune\ ˈkü-​nā How to pronounce kune (audio) \

Definition of kuna

the basic monetary unit of Croatia — see Money Table

Examples of kuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A year later, Croatia’s parliament voted to force banks to absorb 6 billion kuna ($912 million) in currency losses by fixing the exchange rate at which banks switched their loans. Washington Post, "Why Polish Banks Face a Reckoning Over Franc Loans," 4 Oct. 2019 All the those who were involved received around 500,000 kuna (around £59,000) for their efforts, with each kindly donating their earnings to a charity of their choice. SI.com, "Liverpool Defender Dejan Lovren Makes Headlines for the Right Reasons With Huge Charitable Donation," 22 Dec. 2017 The cost of renting two sunbeds and an umbrella for a full day is 80 kunas, about $13. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "Croatian Dog Beach Bar (Serving Chicken Beer!) Is the Cutest Hot Spot on the Adriatic," 22 Aug. 2017 Considering that most of your friends went on a family trip to Rome in seventh grade, why not spend your last days before college in a place outside the tourist-industrial complex—and one that offers a lot more bang for your kuna? Serena Bancroft, Town & Country, "Why Dubrovnik, Croatia Should Be Your Next Summer Getaway," 21 July 2017 July 8 Kuna Artist and Crafter Show: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, greenbelt behind Kuna City Hall, 751 W. 4th St. Arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Launch into summer with music, fireworks," 23 June 2017 Kras’s exposure to Agrokor is about 28 million kuna ($4.1 million), legal representative Marica Vidakovic said by phone. Luca Casiraghi, Bloomberg.com, "Billions Are Sinking Into a Balkan Black Hole," 10 May 2017 This dish, which in Milan would easily cost 40 euros (and in New York or London don’t even think about it), is priced here at a reasonable 155 Croatian kuna, or 20 euros ($22). Joji Sakurai, New York Times, "Truffles in Paradise. (And It’s Not Italy.)," 16 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of kuna

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kuna

Serbian & Croatian (nominative plural kune, genitive plural kunā), literally, marten (the skin of which was used as currency in medieval Slavic cultures)

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“Kuna.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kuna. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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