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li·ra

 (lîr′ə, lē′rä)
n. pl. li·re (lîr′ā, lē′rĕ) or li·ras Abbr. l.
1. See Table at currency.
2. The primary unit of currency in Italy, Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican City before the adoption of the euro.

[Italian, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal liura, from Latin lībra, a unit of weight, pound.]

lira

(ˈlɪərə; Italian ˈliːra)
n, pl lire (ˈlɪərɪ; Italian ˈliːre) or liras
1. (Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of Italy, San Marino, and the Vatican City, divided into 100 centesimi; replaced by the euro in 2002
2. (Currencies) Also called: pound the standard monetary unit of Turkey, divided into 100 kuruş
3. (Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of Malta, divided into 100 cents or 1000 mils; replaced by the euro in 2008
[Italian, from Latin lībra pound]

li•ra

(ˈlɪər ə)

n., pl. li•re (ˈlɪər eɪ)
li•ras.
1. the basic currency of Italy, which has a fixed value relative to the euro.
2. the basic monetary unit of Malta and Turkey.
[1610–20; < Italian < Old Provençal lieura < Latin lībra pound]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lira - the basic unit of money on Maltalira - the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents
Maltese monetary unit - monetary unit on Malta
2.lira - the basic unit of money in Turkeylira - the basic unit of money in Turkey  
Turkish monetary unit - monetary unit in Turkey
kurus, piaster, piastre - 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
3.lira - formerly the basic unit of money in Italylira - formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
centesimo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile
Italian monetary unit - monetary unit in Italy
Translations
لَيْرَهليره: وحدة نقدية تركيّه
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liraliretTürk lirası

lira

[ˈlɪərə] N (lire (pl)) [ˈlɪərɪ]lira f

lira

nLira f; 500 lira(s)500 Lire

lira

[ˈlɪərə] nlira

lira

(ˈliərə) plural lire (ˈliərei) noun
1. the standard unit of money in Italy before euro.
2. the standard unit of money in Turkey.
References in classic literature ?
The wages were the noble figure of a lira and a half, which is just over a bob, a day, but there were lashings of sound wine for one and all, and better wine to bathe in.
But we had not a lira between us at the time, and only the rags in which we sat barefoot in the boat.
And by ten o'clock we were quit of Genoa; the last lean, blue-chinned official had left our decks; the last fruitseller had been beaten off with bucketsful of water and left cursing us from his boat; the last passenger had come aboard at the last moment--a fussy graybeard who kept the big ship waiting while he haggled with his boatman over half a lira. But at length we were off, the tug was shed, the lighthouse passed, and Raffles and I leaned together over the rail, watching our shadows on the pale green, liquid, veined marble that again washed the vessel's side.
At 0427 GMT, the lira stood at 5.7525 against the U.S.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said later on Tuesday he expected to resolve the dispute, but his comments had little impact on the lira.The row marks the latest in a series of bilateral disputes, notably over Turkish demands that the United States extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, differences over Middle East policy and the war in Syria, and sanctions on Iran.
The lira has lost some 38% of its value against the dollar this year, with the fall accelerated by a dispute with the United States over Turkey's detention of an American pastor.
Unfortunately, while the Turkish government has managed to lift the currency devaluation from its worse levels, the Turkish lira is still extremely low, and this incident may further cause a deterioration in its value.
On Friday that relentless slide turned into a crash: the lira dropped as much as 18 percent, hitting U.S.
Even as the selling pressured abated, investors kept a nervous eye on Ankara after Monday's bloodletting which saw the lira hit record lows and equity markets go into freefall on concerns Turkey's financial crisis could spread globally.
The value of the Turkish lira reached about 575 liras per hundred dollars on Friday morning, which was not reached in the near future by economic conditions, the delegate of the /NINA / said
So, will Turkey's lira continue its slide downwards?