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leu

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/ ˈlɛ ʊ /
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noun, plural lei [ley]. /leɪ/.
a coin and monetary unit of Romania, equal to 100 bani. Abbreviation: L.
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Also ley [ley]. /leɪ/.

Origin of leu

First recorded in 1875–80; from Romanian: literally, “lion”; based on Turkish arslanlι (arslan “lion” + -lι adjective suffix), a name given to the Dutch rijksdaalder, which circulated in the later Ottoman Empire and bore the image of a lion (see lion)

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British Dictionary definitions for leu

leu
/ (ˈleɪuː) /

noun plural lei (leɪ)
the standard monetary unit of Romania and Moldova, divided into 100 bani

Word Origin for leu

from Romanian: lion
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