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  • noun Plural form of grivna.


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  • Kiev grivnas and Novgorod grivnas, especially from different centuries, don't have to be the same. BIRCH-BARK MAT. 2005

  • So if you raped a man's wife or daughter you had to pay 40 grivnas in "old kunas" to the prince and to the woman. BIRCH-BARK MAT. 2005

  • I don't think even in medieval Russia you could get away with charging somebody five grivnas for coveting. BIRCH-BARK MAT. 2005

  • For the murder of a boyar eighty grivnas were to be paid, and forty for the murder of a free Russian, but only half as much if the victim was a woman.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) The Romance of Reality Charles Morris 1877

  • His value was reckoned according to his occupation, and ranged from twelve to five grivnas.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) The Romance of Reality Charles Morris 1877

  • = I. = The Greeks engage to give twelve _grivnas_ to each man of the

    The Empire of Russia 1841

  • The phone will be available in Ukraine starting May for 1,190 Ukrainian grivnas

    Upcoming Cell Phones 2009

  • People in Ukraine are still used to count their salaries and other large sums in dollars - not euros and not even grivnas. 2008

  • The implication seems to be that it had a sexual meaning, which might fit the quote “Аще кто пошибает боярскую жену, за сором ей 5 гривен золота, а митрополиту такоже” 'if anyone poshibaet a boyar's wife, for the shame five grivnas to her, and the same to the metropolitan' (in an article by T.M. Nikolaeva on the language of medieval statutes) at least as well as Dahl's 'hit, beat' (implied in Nikolaeva's "берет ее под защиту от побоев" 'protects her against beatings'). BIRCH-BARK MAT. 2005


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