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mohur

[moh-her]
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noun
  1. any of various gold coins of India, introduced in the 16th century by various Mogul princes and later used by the British as the standard gold coin of India.

Origin of mohur

1690–1700; earlier muhr < Urdu < Persian: seal, gold coin; akin to Sanskrit mudrā
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Examples from the Web for mohur

Historical Examples

  • The coin called a Mohur varies in its rate of exchange, but is commonly worth 34 Paisahs.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • The half is called the Mohur, and is the common silver currency in the country.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • No animals of game were seen, except a solitary hare; but there were marks of the foot of the mohur, or large gazelle.


British Dictionary definitions for mohur

mohur

noun
  1. a former Indian gold coin worth 15 rupees

Word Origin

C17: from Hindi
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