litas

noun
li·​tas | \ ˈlē-ˌtäs How to pronounce litas (audio) \
plural litai\ ˈlē-​ˌtī How to pronounce litai (audio) \ or litu\ ˈlē-​ˌtü How to pronounce litu (audio) \

Definition of litas

the basic monetary unit of Lithuania from 1918 to 1940 and from 1991 through 2014

First Known Use of litas

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for litas

Lithuanian (nominative plural litai, genitive plural litų), from initial letters of New Latin Lituania, French Lituanie, etc.

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“Litas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/litas. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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