Definitions

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  • noun The currency of Ukraine, symbol , divided into 100 kopiykas

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  • noun the basic unit of money in Ukraine

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Ukrainian, probably from Russian grivnya, variant of grivna, pendant worn from the neck, obsolete unit of currency in medieval Russia, from griva, mane.]

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From Ukrainian гривня (hrývnja)

Examples

  • IMF funds, combined now with an current account surplus (H1 2010), and much reduced debt service costs suggests appreciation pressure on the hryvnia which is likely to be met with the accumulation of foreign currency reserves.

    www.kyivpost.com

  • But it included an itinerary, train tickets, three stacks of foreign currency in various denominations, mostly Ukrainian hryvnia.

    Rogue Oracle

  • But it included an itinerary, train tickets, three stacks of foreign currency in various denominations, mostly Ukrainian hryvnia.

    Rogue Oracle

  • In the heady days of 2006 and 2007, investors often asked Mr. Thin questions about less-familiar currencies such as the Ukrainian hryvnia and Romanian leu, but the inquiries stopped abruptly when the global recession made investors wary about taking on riskier assets.

    'Frontier' Markets Ahead For Currency Investors?

  • At a travel agency in town we were asked 54 hryvnia each for tickets to Premysil.

    Wildwood

  • We decided to take our chance at the station ticket office, where we paid 22 hryvnia to a woman in a flowered frock who glared at us silently throughout the transaction, ignoring anything we said.

    Wildwood

  • At a travel agency in town we were asked 54 hryvnia each for tickets to Premysil.

    Wildwood

  • Everyone seems desperate for a few hryvnia in a blank-faced, resigned way.

    Wildwood

  • We decided to take our chance at the station ticket office, where we paid 22 hryvnia to a woman in a flowered frock who glared at us silently throughout the transaction, ignoring anything we said.

    Wildwood

  • Everyone seems desperate for a few hryvnia in a blank-faced, resigned way.

    Wildwood

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  • Also, hryvnya, the national currency of Ukraine, which is divided into 100 kopiyok.

    June 29, 2010