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Translingual

Etymology

Abbreviation of Latin libra, 'pound'. The symbol is derived from the tradition of placing a line through the symbol (in the case 'L') to indicate a money amount. It is thus cognate with the pound sign #, which was similarly derived from lb.

Symbol

£

  1. symbol for pound sterling
  2. symbol for other currencies called pound, including the pre-1966 Australian currency.

See also

  • £sd (pounds, shillings and pence)
  • (lira)

Currency signs

  • ¤ – generic currency sign
  • ฿ – baht
  • ¢ – cent
  • – colón
  • – cedi
  • $ – dollar
  • – dong
  • – euro
  • ƒ – florin (also called guilder and gulden)
  • – guarani
  • – hryvnia
  • – kip
  • – mill
  • – naira
  • – peso
  • £ – pound
  • – riyal
  • – riel
  • ރ – rufiyaa
  • – rupee
  • – rupee
  • or – rupee (in Bangladesh)
  • – rupee (in Gujarat)
  • – new shekel
  • – tugrik
  • – won
  • ¥ – yen

Formerly used currency signs

  • – austral
  • – ECU (European Currency Unit)
  • – cruzeiro
  • – drachma
  • – franc

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

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