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

  • n. See Table at currency.

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  • n. The currency of Ukraine, symbol ₴, divided into 100 kopiykas

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the basic unit of money in Ukraine


Ukrainian, probably from Russian grivnya, variant of grivna, pendant worn from the neck, obsolete unit of currency in medieval Russia, from griva, mane.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ukrainian гривня (hrývnja) (Wiktionary)


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