valuta

noun

va·​lu·​ta və-ˈlü-tə How to pronounce valuta (audio)
-(ˌ)tä
1
: the agreed upon or exchange value of a currency
2

Word History

Etymology

borrowed directly or through intermediaries (such as German Valuta, Russian valjuta) from Italian, literally, "value," noun derivative from feminine of valuto, past participle of valere "to be worth, be of value," going back to Latin valēre "to be well, have strength" — more at wield

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of valuta was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Valuta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valuta. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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