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lakh

[ lak ]
/ læk /
(in South Asia, especially India)
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noun
the sum of 100,000, especially of rupees. The usual punctuation for sums of Indian money above a lakh is with a comma after the number of lakhs: Rs. 30,52,000 (that is, 30 lakhs and 52,000) instead of 3,052,000.
an indefinitely large number.
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Also lac [lak] /læk/ .

Origin of lakh

First recorded in 1605–15; from Hindi lākh, ultimately from Sanskrit lakṣa
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lakh

lac

/ (lɑːk) /

noun
(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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