Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hryvnia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Russian silver coin, equal to 10 copecks, and weighing 31.992 grains troy. Copper coins of this name were also struck.

Etymologies

From Russian гривна (grívna) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A grivna was a certain number of kunis equal in value to half a pound of silver, but the kuni often varied in value.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • The besiegers were struck by a panic, and the people of Novgorod sallied out, killed a number of the enemy, and took so many prisoners that "you could get six Souzdalians for a grivna."

    The Story of Russia

  • If it be asked what was the value of a grivna, it may be said that at that time there was little coined money, perhaps none at all, in Russia.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • ---- I doubt Cameron will accept Dido's 'grivna'; Dido is beter off exchanging some premium salo and horilka for some prime London property.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Since the end of the third quarter, we have witnessed an appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the euro and a steep depreciation in the value of many emerging market currencies, in particular the Russian ruble, the Turkish lira, the Indonesia rupiah, the Mexican peso and the Ukrainian grivna.

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  • Today her income is 3,500 Ukrainian grivna per month.

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