kopeck

or ko·pek, co·peck

[ koh-pek ]
/ ˈkoʊ pɛk /

noun

an aluminum-bronze coin of Russia, the Soviet Union, and its successor states, one 100th of a ruble.

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Origin of kopeck

First recorded in 1690–1700; from 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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British Dictionary definitions for kopeck

kopeck

kopek or copeck

/ (ˈkəʊpɛk) /

noun

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 for kopeck

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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