va·​lu·​ta | \ və-ˈlü-tə How to pronounce valuta (audio) , -(ˌ)tä \

Definition of valuta

1 : the agreed upon or exchange value of a currency

First Known Use of valuta

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Valuta.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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