valuta

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noun va·lu·ta \və-ˈlü-tə, -(ˌ)tä\

Definition of valuta

  1. 1 :  the agreed upon or exchange value of a currency

  2. 2 :  foreign exchange 2

Origin and Etymology of valuta

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: 1920

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