lo·​ti ˈlō-tē How to pronounce loti (audio)
plural maloti mə-ˈlō-tē How to pronounce loti (audio)
the basic monetary unit of Lesotho see Money Table

Word History


Sesotho, literally, mountain, probably from the Maloti Mountains, Lesotho

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loti was in 1979

Dictionary Entries Near loti

Cite this Entry

“Loti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loti. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Lo·​ti lō-ˈtē How to pronounce Loti (audio)
Pierre 1850–1923 pseudonym of Louis-Marie-Julien Viaud French naval officer and novelist
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