Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- from Urdu رپيا (rupayā), coined by Mughal emperor Sher Shah Suri (1540–45)
rupee (plural rupees)
- The common name for the monetary currencies used in modern India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, or Mauritius.
- A silver coin, circulating in India 16th–20th centuries, weighing 170–180 troy grains (180 troy grains from 1833) or one tola.
Platts, John T. (1884), A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co., pp. 586, 604.