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lempira

Syllabification: lem·pi·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌlemˈpirə
 
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Definition of lempira in English:

noun

The basic monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos.
Example sentences
  • The teachers are seeking an hourly wage increase of 10.19 lempiras.
  • He gets into social life, the few extra lempiras a week, the booze, the downward spiral.
  • On a good day she might make as much as 100 lempiras, but usually more like 40 or 50.

Origin

named after Lempira, a 16th-century Indian chieftain who opposed the Spanish conquest of Honduras.

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