lari

noun
\ ˈlä-rē How to pronounce lari (audio) \
plural lari or laris

Definition of lari

the basic monetary unit of Republic of Georgia — see Money Table

Examples of lari in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lari has declined more than 11% this year so far. Helena Bedwell, Bloomberg.com, 1 Nov. 2020 The economic consequences of harsh lockdown measures earlier this year are becoming evident in the soaring unemployment rate and the depreciation of the Georgian currency, the lari, to a record low. Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2020 In the first, called the public goods game, players were matched with either two participants from their own village or two from a neighboring village and given about $10 in Georgian lari. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of lari

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lari

Georgian, literally, treasury, valuables

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“Lari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lari. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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