Hryvnia meaning

hrĭv'nyä
The basic monetary unit of Ukraine.
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The currency unit of Ukraine, comprised of 100 kopiykas.
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The currency of Ukraine, symbol ₴, divided into 100 kopiykas.
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Origin of hryvnia

  • Ukrainian probably from Russian grivnya variant of grivna pendant worn from the neck, obsolete unit of currency in medieval Russia from griva mane
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ukrainian гривня (hrývnja)
    From Wiktionary