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rupee

[roo-pee, roo-pee] /ruˈpi, ˈru pi/
noun
1.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to 100 paise.
Abbreviation: R., Re.
2.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Mauritius, the Seychelles, and Sri Lanka, equal to 100 cents.
3.
Also called rufiyaa. a coin and monetary unit of the Maldives, equal to 100 laris.
4.
a former monetary unit of Bhutan, equal to 100 naye paise.
Origin of rupee
1605-1615
1605-15; < Hindi rupayā
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rupee

/ruːˈpiː/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan (divided into 100 paise), Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and the Seychelles (divided into 100 cents)
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi rupaīyā, from Sanskrit rūpya coined silver, from rūpa shape, beauty
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n.

Indian coin, 1610s, from Hindi or Urdu rupiyah, from Sanskrit rupyah "wrought silver," perhaps originally "something provided with an image, a coin," from rupah "shape, likeness, image."

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