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hryvna

Syllabification: hryv·na
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)rivnə
 
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(also hryvnia /ˈ(h)rivnēə/)

Definition of hryvna in English:

noun

The basic monetary unit of Ukraine, equal to 100 kopiykas.
Example sentences
  • Stadnyk gets a pension worth about 150 hryvnias a month while needing at least US $200 just to order a pair of shoes.
  • Now, you can take a guided tour for the low price of 10 hryvnias.
  • In one day, 16,000 transfers were made into the account, which eventually grew to 25 million hryvnas ($4.9 million.)

Origin

from Ukrainian gryvnya '3-kopek coin of pre-independent Ukraine', from Old Russian grivina 'necklace, ring, coin'.

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