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The primary unit of currency in Lithuania before the adoption of the euro.

[Lithuanian litas, originally applied to the currency issued by the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic between 1922 and 1941 : lit-, after international names for Lithuania such as Russian Litva, Lithuania (from Old Russian, ultimately from Lithuanian Lietuva, of unknown origin ) + Lithuanian -as, masculine singular noun ending.]


n, pl litai (ˈliːteɪ)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Lithuania, divided into 100 centai
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Noun1.litas - the basic unit of money in Lithuania
Lithuanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Lithuania
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