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n. pl. lei (lā)
See Table at currency.
[Romanian, from Latin leō, lion (from the image of a lion on a coin used in the late Ottoman Empire); see lion.]
n, pl lei (leɪ)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Romania and Moldova, divided into 100 bani
[from Romanian: lion]
n., pl. lei (leɪ)
the basic monetary unit of Romania.
[1875–80; < Romanian: literally, lion]