noun, plural li·vres [lee-verz; French lee-vruh] /ˈli vərz; French ˈli vrə/.
Origin of livre
Examples from the Web for livre
Livre de l'apostolicque Sainct-Jean avec une autre livre dedvotion.The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria|Eleanor E. Tremayne
The earliest silver coin issued in France was the livre, which appeared in 800, of the value of eighty cents.
The livre was the old French monetary unit which was displaced by the franc.
He was obliged to pay a livre a day to secure a room looking out on the Square.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
A gondola costs something less than a livre (lire) an hour, or for a superior looking craft seven or eight livres a day.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
Word Origin for livre
former French money, 1550s, from French livre "pound," in Old French in both the weight and money senses, from Latin libra "pound" (see Libra). Equivalent to the 20c. franc, it was made up of 20 sous.