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lempira

[ lem-peer-uh ]
/ lɛmˈpɪər ə /
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noun
a paper money and monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: L.
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Origin of lempira

First recorded in 1930–35; from Latin American Spanish; named after Lempira (1497–1537), a war chief of the Lenca people of western Honduras, who was killed fighting the Spanish conquistadors in 1537
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British Dictionary definitions for lempira

lempira
/ (lɛmˈpɪərə) /

noun
the standard monetary unit of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos

Word Origin for lempira

American Spanish, after Lempira, Indian chief who opposed the Spanish
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