- 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.
Origin of rupee
Examples from the Web for rupee
The rupee is falling in part because foreign investors have decided this is a bad time to be investing in India.India’s Rupee Drops Off a Cliff
August 29, 2013
You paid a rupee, and took the change in rice or other commodities.The Soul of a People
I gave the man a rupee, which he turned and weighed in his hand.In the Forbidden Land
Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Those fellows value a life at about a rupee, and sometimes not at that.Mother Carey's Chicken
George Manville Fenn
All right, we won't tempt them, and I put back the rupee I had taken out.Round the Wonderful World
G. E. Mitton
She was then ordered to pay as a fine her ear-ring, which was worth one rupee.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- 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 and History for rupee
Indian coin, 1610s, from Hindi or Urdu rupiyah, from Sanskrit rupyah "wrought silver," perhaps originally "something provided with an image, a coin," from rupah "shape, likeness, image."