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 ‎(rūpyakam, 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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