lempira

noun

lem·​pi·​ra lem-ˈpir-ə How to pronounce lempira (audio)
the basic monetary unit of Honduras see Money Table

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Lempira, 16th century Honduran Indian cacique

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lempira was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Lempira.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lempira. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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