копейка

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Russian[edit]

Пять копеек, Банк России, 1997 г.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Russian копейка, from копьё (spear) (from the image of a horseman carrying a spear on the coins minted by Moscow after the capture of Novgorod in 1478).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

копе́йка (kopéjkaf inan (genitive копе́йки, nominative plural копе́йки)

  1. kopek, kopeck; also copeck (one 100th of ruble, the monetary unit of Russia).

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