mohur

[ moh-her ]
/ ˈmoʊ hər /

noun

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.

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Origin of mohur

1690–1700; earlier muhr<Urdu <Persian: seal, gold coin; akin to Sanskrit mudrā
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British Dictionary definitions for mohur

mohur
/ (ˈməʊhə) /

noun

a former Indian gold coin worth 15 rupees

Word Origin for mohur

C17: from Hindi
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