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Examples from the Web for lakh

Historical Examples of lakh

  • A lakh—that is, reckoned at the present rate of exchange, 6,500 pounds sterling.

  • Ram Dass lent him the money, a lakh or half a lakh—how do I know?

    Soldiers Three

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Unless you can show me your lakh of rupees, you cannot become my beloved son-in-law.

    A Bayard From Bengal

    Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee

  • Not personally, but it cost the Bank close upon a quarter of a lakh.

    The Pointing Man

    Marjorie Douie

  • Proclamation was made in the city to the effect that whoever caught the thief would get the reward of a lakh of rupees.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal

    Lal Behari Day

British Dictionary definitions for lakh



  1. (in India and Pakistan) the number 100 000, esp when referring to this sum of rupees

Word Origin for lakh

C17: from Hindi lākh, ultimately from Sanskrit lakshā a sign
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