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See also: euro, Euro, euró, eŭro, and euro-



Shortened unetymologically from Europe or Europo- in compounds. 20th-century formation, perhaps echoing terms like Afro-, Indo-, Sino- etc.

An early attestation is the 1911 title The "Euro-Asian" or "Anglo-Indian",[1] but the word Eurasian is attested in English from 1844.[2]

In finance, the term is a generalisation of Eurobond, which originally referred to bonds denominated in dollars but issued in Europe.



  1. Pertaining to Europe, especially as a political entity.
  2. Pertaining to the European Union.
  3. (finance, of a financial instrument) Denominated in a currency other than that of the country in which it is issued.
    Euro- + ‎Sterling → ‎Eurosterling
    • 2012, Kirt C. Butler, Multinational Finance: Evaluating Opportunities, Costs, and Risks of Operations, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN:
      Eurocurrency markets are active in other major currencies as well, including Eurosterling, Euroyen, and euro-denominated Eurocurrencies (sometimes called “Euroeuros”).

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