lev

[ lef ]
/ lɛf /
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noun, plural lev·a [lev-uh] /ˈlɛv ə/.

a coin and monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki. Abbreviation: L., LV.

Origin of lev

1900–05; < Bulgarian: literally, lion, OCS lĭvŭ, probably < Old High German lewo < Latin lēo; see leu

Definition for lev (2 of 4)

lev-


variant of levo- before a vowel: levulose.

Definition for lev (3 of 4)

Definition for lev (4 of 4)

Trotsky

or Trot·ski

[ trot-skee; Russian trawt-skyee ]
/ ˈtrɒt ski; Russian ˈtrɔt skyi /

noun

LeonLev, or Leib, Davidovich Bronstein, 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and writer: minister of war 1918–25.
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British Dictionary definitions for lev (1 of 3)

lev

/ (lɛf) /

noun plural leva (ˈlɛvə)

the standard monetary unit of Bulgaria, divided into 100 stotinki

Word Origin for lev

from Bulgarian: lion

British Dictionary definitions for lev (2 of 3)

Lev.

/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Leviticus

British Dictionary definitions for lev (3 of 3)

Trotsky

Trotski

/ (ˈtrɒtskɪ) /

noun

Leon, original name Lev Davidovich Bronstein . 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist. He was a leader of the November Revolution (1917) and, as commissar of foreign affairs and war (1917–24), largely created the Red Army. He was ousted by Stalin after Lenin's death and deported from Russia (1929); assassinated by a Stalinist agent
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Word Origin and History for lev

lev


n.

monetary unit of Bulgaria, introduced 1881, literally "lion" (see leu).

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