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lev

[lef] /lɛf/
noun, plural leva
[lev-uh] /ˈlɛv ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a coin and monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki.
Abbreviation: L., LV.
Origin of lev
1900-1905
1900-05; < Bulgarian: literally, lion, OCS lĭvŭ, probably < Old High German lewo < Latin lēo; see leu
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  • The bank was also expected to lend 141 million leva to people's councils.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • leva, his wife, pawed Joseph over and yowled: I love you, I love you.

    The Soul of John Brown Stephen Graham
  • Exports of food products alone had increased more than 3.5 times during the decade to a total of 732 million leva.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Seeing that, leva looked up wondering in her husband's face, and he answered the question that he saw written in her eyes.

    Havelok The Dane Charles Whistler
  • Consumer loans may not exceed the sum of 500 leva and may be used only for the purchase of designated goods.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • In absolute terms private investment increased from about 174 million leva to 262 million leva.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The answer was prepared by leva and used by Forrestal as the basis for his conversation with Royall.

  • La nuit vint, & il s'leva un grand vent qui leur faisoit des peurs pouventables.

    Popular Tales Charles Perrault
  • Standard subsidies per 100 leva, differing by trading area, are granted on all exports.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • For that period the overall trade deficit amounted to 278 million leva.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for leva

lev

/lɛf/
noun (pl) leva (ˈlɛvə)
1.
the standard monetary unit of Bulgaria, divided into 100 stotinki
Word Origin
from Bulgarian: lion
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Word Origin and History for leva

lev

n.

monetary unit of Bulgaria, introduced 1881, literally "lion" (see leu).

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Related Abbreviations for leva

LEV

low-emission vehicle
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