Definitions

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

  • n. See Table at currency.

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  • n. The currency of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos.

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  • n. the basic unit of money in Honduras; equal to 100 centavos

Etymologies

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

American Spanish, after Lempira (1497-1537), Indian leader who resisted the Spanish conquistadors in Honduras.

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Spanish, from the name of an Indian chief.

Examples

  • The currency of Honduras is called the lempira and he is still a hero to the Lencans, the largest indigenous group in Honduras.

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  • However, because of the political crisis, Micheletti asked and Asfura agreed to lease the channel to the government for a symbolic fee, one lempira per month for seven months.

    La Gringa's Blogicito

  • Spanish; Honduran lempira (1 lempira = $0.05); United States dollars are widely accepted.

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  • Finally, on August 13, after weeks of pressure and investigation by COFADEH and others, the pastor was fined $25,000 lempira (about $1,322 U.S. dollars), and released.

    The Narco News Bulletin

  • Plastic roses and carnations grace the alcove, along with a flutter of lempira notes, the country's currency, left for the poor.

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  • (Panama) for Vasco Núñez de Balboa, discoverer of the Pacific Ocean; lempira (Honduras) for the 16th-century Indian chief who is a national symbol of liberty and valor for resisting the Spanish advance; and córdoba

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4

  • I’m trading in my kofia for a sombrero, Bongo Flavor for Punta music, my shilingi for lempira, and my ugali for tortillas.

    Archive 2008-04-01

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