from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
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- n. Plural form of lotus.
- n. The basic monetary unit of the currency of the Kingdom of Lesotho, introduced in 1980 to replace the South African rand as legal tender.
- n. A coin or banknote betokening a value in (ma)loti.
Sotho, from Maloti, a range of mountains in Lesotho.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin lōtī, the nominative plural form of lōtus ("Egyptian lotus flower”, “date-plum"). (Wiktionary)
From the Sotho loti, singular derivation of maloti, mulati ("mountains"); compare Maloti. (Wiktionary)