- a coin and monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki. Abbreviation: L., LV.
Origin of lev
1900–05; < Bulgarian: literally, lion, OCS lĭvŭ, probably < Old High German lewo < Latin lēo; see leu
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Examples from the Web for leva
Leva, his wife, pawed Joseph over and yowled: I love you, I love you.The Soul of John Brown
Seeing that, Leva looked up wondering in her husband's face, and he answered the question that he saw written in her eyes.Havelok The Dane
The answer was prepared by Leva and used by Forrestal as the basis for his conversation with Royall.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
La nuit vint, & il s'leva un grand vent qui leur faisoit des peurs pouventables.Popular Tales
In absolute terms private investment increased from about 174 million leva to 262 million leva.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
- the standard monetary unit of Bulgaria, divided into 100 stotinki
from Bulgarian: lion
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Word Origin and History for leva
monetary unit of Bulgaria, introduced 1881, literally "lion" (see leu).
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