kopek

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See also: köpek and köpək

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian копейка (kopejka), from копьё (kopʹjó, spear) (from the image of a rider with a spear on the coins minted by Moscow after the capture of Novgorod in 1478).

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kopek (plural kopeks)

  1. A Russian monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a ruble.
  2. Same as kopiyka, a Ukrainian monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a hryvnia.

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Kopek is the favored spelling used by the Moscow Times, whereas some English dictionaries prefer kopeck.

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