rupee

[roo-pee, roo-pee]
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:
1605–15; < Hindi rupayā

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rupee (ruːˈpiː)
 
n
the standard monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan (divided into 100 paise), Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and the Seychelles (divided into 100 cents)
 
[C17: from Hindi rupaīyā, from Sanskrit rūpya coined silver, from rūpa shape, beauty]

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rupee
Indian coin, 1612, from Hindi or Urdu rupiyah, from Skt. rupyah "wrought silver," originally "something provided with an image, a coin," from rupah "shape, likeness, image."
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rupee

monetary unit of Muslim India from the 16th century and the modern monetary unit of India and Pakistan. The modern unit is divided into 100 paisa in India and Pakistan. The name derives from the Sanskrit rupya ("silver"). The rupee is also the name of the monetary unit used in Mauritius, Nepal, and Seychelles.

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