[ le-oo ]
/ ˈlɛ ʊ /

noun, plural lei [ley] /leɪ/.

a coin and monetary unit of Romania, equal to 100 bani. Abbreviation: L.
Also ley.

Origin of leu

1875–80; < Romanian: literally, lion, a designation based on Turkish arslanlι (arslan lion + -lι adj. suffix), name given to the Dutch rijksdaalder, which circulated in the later Ottoman Empire and bore the image of a lion

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/ (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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