rupee
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu rūpaiyā, from Sanskrit rūpya coined silver Date: 1610 — see money table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rupee — /rooh pee , rooh pee/, n. 1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to 100 paise. Abbr.: R., Re. 2. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Mauritius, the Seychelles, and Sri Lanka, equal to 100 cents. 3. Also… …   Universalium

  • rupee — UK [ˌruːˈpiː] / US [ˌruˈpɪ] noun [countable] Word forms rupee : singular rupee plural rupees the unit of money used in India, Pakistan, and some other countries …   English dictionary

  • Rupee — ₨ Rupie (Rupiah, Rupee, Zeichen: ₨) ist der Name der Währungen mehrerer Länder: Länder mit einer Währung mit dem Namen Rupie Indien; siehe Indische Rupie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • rupee — [[t]ruːpi͟ː[/t]] rupees N COUNT A rupee is a unit of money that is used in India, Pakistan, and some other countries. He earns 20 rupees a day …   English dictionary

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