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copeck

[koh-pek] /ˈkoʊ pɛk/
noun
1.

kopeck

or kopek, copeck

[koh-pek] /ˈkoʊ pɛk/
noun
1.
an aluminum-bronze coin of Russia, the Soviet Union, and its successor states, the 100th part of a ruble.
Origin of kopeck
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Russian kopéĭka, equivalent to kopʾë lance, spear + -ka diminutive suffix; so called from the lance with which the figure on the coin was armed
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Examples from the Web for copeck
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  • Well, he remained in service a second year, and received a second copeck.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • Writhe away or not as you please,” thought the poor man, “but pay me my copeck!

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • Here's a five copeck piece left in my pocket, where did I get it?

    Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • His months pay—every copeck of that was spent and receipted.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • And I haven't a copeck left either; we only just managed to get here.

  • "I'll pay you every copeck, you can rest assured," the collegian interposed, turning as white as a sheet.

    The Imported Bridegroom Abraham Cahan
  • Whenever he had a copeck in his pocket he bought books and newspapers and spent the night reading them.

  • Raskolnikov joined two or three listeners, took out a five copeck piece and put it in the girl's hand.

    Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The main one is on November 8, St. Michael's day, when they spend every copeck they have collected.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • Just at that time there came up behind him a poor moujik, who felt sorry for the beggar, and gave him a copeck.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
British Dictionary definitions for copeck

copeck

/ˈkəʊpɛk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kopeck

kopeck

/ˈkəʊpɛk/
noun
1.
a monetary unit of Russia and Belarus worth one hundredth of a rouble: coins are still used as tokens for coin-operated machinery although the kopeck itself is virtually valueless
Word Origin
Russian kopeika, from kopye lance; so called because of the representation of Tsar Ivan IV on the coin with a lance in his hand
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Word Origin and History for copeck

kopeck

n.

1/100 of a ruble, from Russian kopeika, from kop'e "lance" (cognate with Greek kopis "chopper, cleaver;" see hatchet); so called because the coin showed the czar with lance in hand.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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