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

Definition of kuna

the basic monetary unit of Croatia — see Money Table

Examples of kuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In response, the town has been luring in new residents with homes for just one Croatian kuna, or the equivalent of about 16 U.S. cents. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 The houses are all abandoned, and most require serious work, but the town will chip in another 25,000 Croatian kuna (or about $4,045 in U.S. dollars) toward refurbishing the abode. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 Alongside the Uzbek deal, that has included large deals in Chilean peso, Dominican peso, Croatian kuna and Saudi riyal, among others. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 23 June 2017 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kuna. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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