rupee

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi रुपीया (rupīyā), variant of रुपया (rupayā)

from Urdu رپيا (rupayā), coined by Mughal emperor Sher Shah Suri (1540–45)
from Sanskrit रूप्यकं (rūpyakaṁ, silver coin)
from Sanskrit रूप्य (rūpya, wrought silver)

Noun[edit]

rupee (plural rupees)

  1. The common name for the monetary currencies used in modern India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, or Mauritius.
  2. A silver coin, circulating in India 16th–20th centuries, weighing 170–180 troy grains (180 troy grains from 1833) or one tola.

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References[edit]

Platts, John T. (1884), A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co., pp. 586, 604.

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