Crossword clues for livre
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Livre \Li"vre\, n. [F., fr. L. libra a pound of twelve ounces. Cf. Lira.] A French money of account, afterward a silver coin equal to 20 sous. It is not now in use, having been superseded by the franc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
former French money, 1550s, from French livre "pound," in Old French in both the weight and money senses, from Latin libra "pound" (see Libra). Equivalent to the 20c. franc, it was made up of 20 sous.
n. (context historical English) A unit of currency formerly used in France, divided into 20 sols or sous.
Livre may refer to:
- French livre, one of a number of obsolete units of currency of France
- livre tournois, one particular obsolete unit of currency of France
- livre parisis, another particular obsolete unit of currency of France
- French colonial livre, an obsolete unit of currency used in some French colonies
- Haitian livre, an obsolete currency of Haiti
- Luxembourgish livre, an obsolete currency of Luxembourg
- New France livre, an obsolete currency of New France
- Saint Lucia livre, an obsolete currency of Saint Lucia
- Jersey livre, an obsolete currency of the island of Jersey
- Guadeloupe livre, an obsolete currency of Guadeloupe
- LIVRE (political party), a minor Portuguese socialist ecologist political party
- one of a number of units of mass, translated as a Pound
Usage examples of "livre".
I brought with me eight thousand livres in fair sequins, and knowing that in this happy commonwealth all men enjoyed the blessings of liberty, I believed that by utilizing my capital I might make a little income, and I began to lend money, on security.
Italian livres on the Cisalpine Republic, for the price of cannon furnished.
By merging the greater with the lesser royal stables, he saved two to four million livres, though in so doing he much provoked the Queen, who saw her favorite, the Duc de Coigny, made redundant.
Sixty-five livres a month was more than I wanted, since I could not eat more than I did: the great heat and the want of proper nourishment had weakened me.
On the same day Lawrence gave me an account of my money, and brought himself in as my debtor to the amount of thirty livres, which however, I could not put into my pocket.
Jehan, que notre fief de Tirechappe ne rapporte, en mettant en bloc le cens et les rentes des vingt-une maisons, que trente-neuf livres onze sous six deniers parisis.
Louis XI, crois-tu que ce soit pour de pareils oiseaux que nous faisons faire des cages de trois cent soixante-sept livres huit sols trois deniers?
Convenons que, sans doute, puisque la Seine est le vrai fleuve de gloire, les boites de livres etalees sur les quais lui faisaient une digne couronne.
Octave Uzanne, though he had not himself visited Dux, had indeed procured copies of some of the manuscripts, a few of which were published by him in Le Livre, in 1887 and 1889.
I praised, quite by chance, the perfume of the pomatum, and the widow took the opportunity of telling her that she had spent in combs, powder, and pomatum the three livres she had received from her.
I found I had made a profit of ten thousand livres, though I had expended two thousand on household expenses as I wished to live in comfort.
I think I had better tell you my terms: I charge three Piedmontese livres a lesson.
The banker then said that when play was over he would give four crowns of six livres for every louis that the company had won, and the matter was settled.
Arnaud Nourry, President and Director-General of Hachette Livre and Chairman of the Orion Publishing Group, announced that Anthony Cheetham was stepping down as Chief Executive of the Orion Publishing Group in the UK.
The following month, Arnaud Nourry, President and Director-General of Hachette Livre and Chairman of the Orion Publishing Group, announced that Anthony Cheetham was stepping down as Chief Executive of the Orion Publishing Group in the UK.