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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.]
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n, pl lei (leɪ)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Romania and Moldova, divided into 100 bani
[from Romanian: lion]
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(ˈlɛ ʊ)

n., pl. lei (leɪ)
the basic monetary unit of Romania.
[1875–80; < Romanian: literally, lion]


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Noun1.leu - the basic unit of money in Moldova
Moldovan monetary unit - monetary unit in Moldova
2.leu - the basic unit of money in Romania
Romanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Romania
ban - 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania
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The Bank will host a reserve of LEU as an assurance of supply mechanism for Member States in case they cannot obtain LEU on the global commercial market, through State-to-State arrangements, or through any other means.