livres

livre

[lee-ver; French lee-vruh]
noun, plural livres [lee-verz; French lee-vruh] .
a former money of account and group of coins of France, issued in coin form first in gold, then in silver, finally in copper, and discontinued in 1794.

Origin:
1545–55; < Middle French, Old French < Latin lībra balance, pound

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livre (ˈliːvrə, French livrə)
 
n
a former French unit of money of account, equal to 1 pound of silver
 
[C16: via Old French from Latin lībra the Roman pound]

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livre
former Fr. money, 1553, from Fr., from L. libra "pound" (see Libra). Equivalent to the 20c. franc, it was made up of 20 sous.
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