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rupee

[ roo-pee, roo-pee ]
/ ruˈpi, ˈru pi /
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noun

a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to 100 paise. Abbreviation: R., Re.
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Mauritius, the Seychelles, and Sri Lanka, equal to 100 cents.
Also called rufiyaa. a coin and monetary unit of the Maldives, equal to 100 laris.
a former monetary unit of Bhutan, equal to 100 naye paise.

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Origin of rupee

First recorded in 1605–15, rupee is from the Hindi word rupayā
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British Dictionary definitions for rupee

rupee
/ (ruːˈpiː) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan (divided into 100 paise), Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and the Seychelles (divided into 100 cents)

Word Origin for rupee

C17: from Hindi rupaīyā, from Sanskrit rūpya coined silver, from rūpa shape, beauty
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