Etymology
Advertisement

leu (n.)

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 there.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of leu

leu (n.)
the basic unit of money in Moldova;
leu (n.)
the basic unit of money in Romania;
From wordnet.princeton.edu