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rupee

[ roo-pee, roo-pee ]

noun

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


rupee

/ ruːˈpiː /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rupee1

First recorded in 1605–15, rupee is from the Hindi word rupayā
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rupee1

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

Supply chain disruptions due to the Ukraine-Russia war, fears of a global recession, soaring inflation, and current account imbalance have pushed foreign investors into dumping the rupee for the dollar.

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The rupee is falling in part because foreign investors have decided this is a bad time to be investing in India.

First, the cost of printing a newspaper shot up due to increasing newsprint prices and a depreciating rupee.

At the end of the dance Hamilton took a rupee from his pocket and threw it across the tin lamps towards her feet.

Wagajee walked up to the boiling oil, dipped his hand into it, and laid hold of the rupee.

Anna, an′a, n. an Indian coin worth nominally 1d sterling, but always the sixteenth part of a rupee.

With one hand he threw down a silver rupee, with the other he seized the mahout's muslin garment and hurled him after the coin.

Let the administration of the country be Native; let not one rupee come into the Company's coffers.'

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