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See also: rupée
From Hindi रुपीया (rupīyā), variant of रुपया (rupayā) or Urdu رپيا (rupayā), coined by Mughal emperor Sher Shah Suri (1540–1545) from Sanskrit रूप्यक (rūpyaka, “silver coin”), from रूप्य (rūpya, “wrought silver”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɹuːˈpiː/, /ɹʊ-/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹuˈpi/, /ˈɹupi/
- Hyphenation: ru‧pee
rupee (plural rupees)
- The common name for the monetary currencies used in modern India, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, the Seychelles, or Sri Lanka, often abbreviated ₨.
- A silver coin circulating in India between the 16th and 20th centuries, weighing one tola (formerly 170–180 troy grains; from 1833, 180 troy grains).
- ₨ (“rupee currency sign”), Re (“abbreviation for rupee”), Rs (“abbreviation for rupees”)
- ₹ (“Indian rupee currency sign”)
- (superunit): mohur, double mohur
- (subdivisions): anna, ana; paisa, pice; pie
- John Thompson Platts (1884) A Dictionary of Urdū, Classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co., OCLC 251644570, pages 586 and 604.