laari

noun
laa·​ri | \ ˈlä-(ˌ)rē How to pronounce laari (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lari
plural laari also lari

Definition of laari

a monetary subunit of the rufiyaa — see rufiyaa at Money Table

First Known Use of laari

1983, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laari

probably from Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands), from Persian lārī piece of silver wire used as currency

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“Laari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laari. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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