noun, plural lei [ley] /leɪ/.
Origin of leu
Examples from the Web for leu
Contemporary Examples of leu
First, it reduced the Iranian LEU stock below the level required to produce a nuclear device.Real Progress With Iran
October 2, 2009
Historical Examples of leu
The Rumanian franc, or leu (“lion”), so called from the image it bore, came likewise from Craiova.
The use of tsew in the place of tseu (10,826) is confirmed by the authorities in Kang he; but does Leu song really mean Spain?
Han Seang-tsze (about the same period as the last) was a pupil of Leu Tung-pin.Chats on Oriental China
J. F. Blacker
He talked with Leu, feeling more calm now, and had her tell him all she had seen, all she had heard of this terrible event.The Patriot
The currency unit of the country is the leu (plural, lei), divided into 100 bani.Area Handbook for Romania
Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
noun plural lei (leɪ)
Word Origin for leu
monetary unit of Romania, introduced 1867, literally "lion." Monetary names in the Balkans often translate as "lion" because Dutch gold coins stamped with lions circulated widely in the region in the 17c. and the word for "lion" came to be a word for "money" in some languages in the region.