[le-oo] /ˈlɛ ʊ/

noun, plural lei
[ley] /leɪ/ (Show IPA)
a coin and monetary unit of Romania, equal to 100 bani.
Abbreviation: L.
noun (pl) lei (leɪ)
the standard monetary unit of Romania and Moldova, divided into 100 bani

monetary unit of Romania, introduced 1867, literally “lion.” Monetary names in the Balkans often translate as “lion” because Dutch gold coins stamped with lions circulated widely in the region in the 17c. and the word for “lion” came to be a word for “money” in some languages in the region.

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