Etymology
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lira (n.)

Italian monetary unit, 1610s, from Italian lira, literally "pound," from Latin libra "pound (unit of weight);" see Libra, and compare livre. There also was a Turkish lira.

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Definitions of lira

lira (n.)
the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents;
Synonyms: Maltese lira
lira (n.)
the basic unit of money in Turkey;
Synonyms: Turkish lira
lira (n.)
formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi;
Synonyms: Italian lira
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