Definition of lira noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɪərə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪrə//
(pl. lire
BrE BrE//ˈlɪərə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪreɪ//
(abbreviation l.)
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the unit of money in Malta, Syria and Turkey, and formerly in Italy (replaced there in 2002 by the euro) Word OriginItalian, from Provençal liura, from Latin libra ‘pound’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lira