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lira

noun li·ra \ ˈlir-ə , ˈlē-rə \

Definition of lira

plural lire play \ˈlē-(ˌ)rā\ also liras
: the basic monetary unit of Italy until 2002

Origin and Etymology of lira

Italian, from Latin libra, a unit of weight


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lira

noun

Definition of lira

plural liras
the basic monetary unit of Turkey — see Money Table

Origin and Etymology of lira

Turkish, from Italian


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lira

noun

Definition of lira

plural liroth or lirot play \ˈlē-ˌrōt, -ˌrōth\
: the former Israeli pound

Origin and Etymology of lira

Modern Hebrew, from Italian


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lira

noun

Definition of lira

plural liri play \ˈlē-(ˌ)rē\
: the basic monetary unit of Malta until 2008

Origin and Etymology of lira

Maltese, from Italian


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