or laa·ri, la·ree

[ lahr-ee ]

noun,plural la·ri, la·ris.
  1. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Maldives, one 100th of a rupee.

Origin of lari

First recorded in 1975–80; from Divehi (an Indo-Aryan language of the Maldives), from Persian lārī, a silver wire shaped like a hook or hairpin, and used as currency, from Lār, a town in southern Persia where the currency was first minted

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British Dictionary definitions for lari



/ (lɑːrɪ) /

  1. the standard monetary unit of Georgia, divided into 100 tetri

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