Lira definitions

lîr'ə, lē'rä
The primary unit of currency in Italy, Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican City before the adoption of the euro.
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The former basic monetary unit of:
  • Italy, San Marino, and Vatican City, superseded in 2002 by the.
  • Malta, superseded in 2008 by the.
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The basic monetary unit of Turkey.
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The currency unit of Malta, comprised of 100 cents; the currency unit of Vatican City, comprised of 100 centesimos; the currency unit of San Marino, comprised of 100 centesimos; the currency unit of Turkey, comprised of 100 kurus.
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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pound), Syria (also pound), Jordan (also dinar), former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City, superseded by the euro.
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The former currency of Israel, superseded by the sheqel.
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Origin of lira

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