|lira (ˈlɪərə, Italian ˈliːra)|
|—n , pl lire, liras|
|1.||the former standard monetary unit of Italy, San Marino, and the Vatican City, divided into 100 centesimi; replaced by the euro in 2002|
|2.||Also called: pound the standard monetary unit of Turkey, divided into 100 kuruş|
|3.||the former standard monetary unit of Malta, divided into 100 cents or 1000 mils; replaced by the euro in 2008|
|[Italian, from Latin lībra pound]|
the former monetary unit of Italy and the currency of modern Turkey and Malta
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