ليرة

See also: لیره

ArabicEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian lira.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

لَيْرَة (layraf (plural لَيْرَات(layrāt))

  1. pound, a denomination of currency used in Syria and Lebanon
  2. lira, a denomination of currency used in Turkey
  3. lira, a defunct currency formerly used in Italy
  4. livre, a defunct currency formerly used in France

Usage notesEdit

For the meaning “pound”, لَيْرَة(layra) refers only to the Lebanese pound and the Syrian pound. Most currencies called “pound” in English, including the pound sterling and the Egyptian pound, are known as جُنَيْه(junayh) in Arabic.

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