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rouble

/ ˈruːbəl /

noun

  1. the standard monetary unit of Belarus and Russia, divided into 100 kopecks
  2. the former standard monetary unit of Tajikistan, divided into 100 tanga


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rouble1

C16: from Russian rubl silver bar, from Old Russian rublǐ bar, block of wood, from rubiti to cut up
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Example Sentences

I found him in the act of losing his last rouble at roulette, which did not prevent our spending a very pleasant day together.

When they asked two thousand roubles apiece, people laughed and offered them a rouble for each.

The peasant took the sheet of paper, gave Kapiton half-a-rouble, went out of the room, and took his seat in the cart.

One of the late Emperor cost four roubles, the additional rouble being put on in compliment to his Majesty.

We were asked a silver rouble for a basket of strawberries, almost spoilt, and two roubles for a melon.

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