Pound (currency)

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Pound sign

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The currency's symbol is £, a stylised representation of the blackletter L, standing for libra (Latin: "pound").
The same symbol is used for other currencies called pound, such as the Gibraltar pound, the Egyptian pound, and the Syrian pound.

Falkland Islands pound

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The symbol is the pound sign, £, or alternatively FK£, to distinguish it from other pound-denominated currencies.

Pound sterling

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A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the pound.

Lira

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Some of them, such as in countries formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire, are called pound in English, while in the local languages their official name is lira.
In each of these countries the libra was translated into local language: pound in England, livre in France, lira in Italy.

Currency

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The pound is a unit of currency in some nations.
Even the "pound" is used in nearly a dozen different countries; most of these are tied to the Pound Sterling, while the remainder has varying values.

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The term originated in the Frankish Empire as a result of Charlemagne's currency reform ("pound" from Latin pondus, a unit of weight) and was subsequently taken to Great Britain as the value of a pound (weight) of sterling silver.
Charlemagne established a new standard, the livre carolinienne (from the Latin libra, the modern pound), which was based upon a pound of silver—a unit of both money and weight—worth 20 sous (from the Latin solidus [which was primarily an accounting device and never actually minted], the modern shilling) or 240 deniers (from the Latin denarius, the modern penny).

Irish pound

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Its ISO 4217 code was IEP, and the usual notation was the prefix £ (or IR£ where confusion might have arisen with the pound sterling or other pounds).

Maltese lira

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In English, the currency was still frequently called the pound because of the past usage of British currency on the islands.

South West African pound

The South West African pound was issued between the 1930s and 1959 by the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas), and Volkskas Limited.

Italian lira

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The term originates from the value of a pound weight (libra) of high purity silver and is thus directly related to the British pound sterling from the Germanic silabar; in some countries, such as Cyprus and Malta, the words lira and pound were used as equivalents, before the euro was adopted in 2008 in the two countries.

Turkish lira

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The Turkish lira, the French livre (until 1794), the Italian lira (until 2002), and the British pound (a translated version of the Roman libra; the word "pound" as a unit of weight is still abbreviated as "lb.") are the modern descendants of the ancient currency.

Francia

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The term originated in the Frankish Empire as a result of Charlemagne's currency reform ("pound" from Latin pondus, a unit of weight) and was subsequently taken to Great Britain as the value of a pound (weight) of sterling silver.

Pound (mass)

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The term originated in the Frankish Empire as a result of Charlemagne's currency reform ("pound" from Latin pondus, a unit of weight) and was subsequently taken to Great Britain as the value of a pound (weight) of sterling silver.

Sterling silver

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The term originated in the Frankish Empire as a result of Charlemagne's currency reform ("pound" from Latin pondus, a unit of weight) and was subsequently taken to Great Britain as the value of a pound (weight) of sterling silver.

Cognate

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The English word pound is cognate with, among others, German Pfund, Dutch pond, and Swedish pund.

German language

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The English word pound is cognate with, among others, German Pfund, Dutch pond, and Swedish pund.

Dutch language

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The English word pound is cognate with, among others, German Pfund, Dutch pond, and Swedish pund.

Swedish language

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The English word pound is cognate with, among others, German Pfund, Dutch pond, and Swedish pund.

Proto-Germanic language

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All ultimately derive from a borrowing into Proto-Germanic of the Latin expression lībra pondō ("a pound by weight"), in which the word pondō is an adverb meaning "by weight" and related to the noun pondus ("weight").

Blackletter

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The currency's symbol is £, a stylised representation of the blackletter L, standing for libra (Latin: "pound").

Latin

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The currency's symbol is £, a stylised representation of the blackletter L, standing for libra (Latin: "pound"). All ultimately derive from a borrowing into Proto-Germanic of the Latin expression lībra pondō ("a pound by weight"), in which the word pondō is an adverb meaning "by weight" and related to the noun pondus ("weight").

Troy weight

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Historically, £1 worth of silver coins were a troy pound in weight; in August 2016 this amount of silver was worth approximately £170 sterling.

Ottoman Empire

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Some of them, such as in countries formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire, are called pound in English, while in the local languages their official name is lira.

Egypt

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