Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The primary unit of currency in Italy, Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican City before the adoption of the euro.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lyre; formerly, also, some related instrument.
  • noun A modern silver coin of the kingdom of Italy, divided into 100 centesimi, and worth a franc, or about 19 United States cents.
  • noun A gold coin of Turkey, otherwise called a Turkish pound, equal to $4.40.
  • noun One of the grooves or furrows on a shell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An Italian coin equivalent in value to the French franc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The basic unit of currency in Turkey.
  • noun The currency of Lebanon (also pound), Syria (also pound), Jordan (also dinar), former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City, superseded by the euro.
  • noun The former currency of Israel, superseded by the sheqel.

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

  • noun the basic unit of money in Turkey
  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
  • noun the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal liura, from Latin lībra, a unit of weight, pound.]

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From Italian lira.

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