Leva

lev

[lef]
noun, plural leva [lev-uh] .
a coin and monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki. Abbreviation: L., LV.

Origin:
1900–05; < Bulgarian: literally, lion, OCS lĭvŭ, probably < Old High German lewo < Latin lēo; see leu

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lev (lɛf)
 
n , pl leva
the standard monetary unit of Bulgaria, divided into 100 stotinki
 
[from Bulgarian: lion]

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lev
monetary unit of Bulgaria, introduced 1881, lit. "lion" (see leu).
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LEV
low-emission vehicle
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