لیره

See also: ليرة

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic لِيرَة(līra), from Italian lira.

NounEdit

لیره (lire)

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

Usage notesEdit

For the meaning "pound," لیره(lire) generally refers to the Lebanese pound and the Syrian pound. Other currencies called "pound" in English are generally called پوند(pund) in Persian. Even the Lebanese pound and the Syrian pound may be called پوند(pund), though they are more properly called لیره(lire).