جنيه

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See also: جنية

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English guinea; historically, a guinea was worth one pound and one shilling.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒu.najh/
  • (Egypt) IPA(key): /ɡu.neːh/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

جُنَيْه (junayhm (plural جُنَيْهَات (junayhāt))

  1. pound (unit of currency)

Usage notes[edit]

Most currencies called pound in English are known as جنيه in Arabic, including the pound sterling and the Egyptian pound; however, the Lebanese pound and Syrian pound are called لِيرَة (līra, lira) in Arabic.

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