Origin and Etymology of valuta
borrowed directly or through intermediaries (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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