Definition of lev in English:

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lev

Pronunciation: /lev/

noun

The basic monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki.
Example sentences
  • ‘Customers should have more faith in the euro and the lev,’ former Bulgarian National Bank deputy governor Martin Zaimov was quoted by local media as saying.
  • At last Bulgaria had its own unit of currency - the lev, divided into 100 stotinki.
  • The appreciating of the lev against the US dollar pushed prices up in 2003, as dollar-denominated real estate trade switched to euro, at a one-to-one ratio, analysts commented.

Origin

Bulgarian, variant of lăv 'lion'.

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Syllabification: lev

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