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also rou·ble  (ro͞o′bəl)
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[Russian rubl', from Old Russian rublĭ, cut, piece (probably originally a piece cut from a silver bar), from rubiti, to chop, hew; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Currencies) a variant spelling of rouble
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or rou•ble

(ˈru bəl)

the basic monetary unit of Russia, the Soviet Union, and its successor states.
[1545–55; < Russian rubl'; Old Russian rublĭ literally, stump, plug, derivative of rubiti to chop]
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Noun1.ruble - the basic unit of money in Tajikistanruble - the basic unit of money in Tajikistan
Tajikistani monetary unit - monetary unit in Tajikistan
2.ruble - the basic unit of money in Russia
Russian monetary unit - monetary unit in Russia
copeck, kopeck, kopek - 100 kopecks equal 1 ruble in Russia
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References in classic literature ?
The youthful landowner was asking ten thousand rubles for the grove simply because Vasili Andreevich was offering seven thousand.
Vasili Andreevich did not pay Nikita the eighty rubles a year such a man was worth, but only about forty, which he gave him haphazard, in small sums, and even that mostly not in cash but in goods from his own shop and at high prices.
So now, two days before the holiday, Martha had been twice to see Vasili Andreevich and had got from him wheat flour, tea, sugar, and a quart of vodka, the lot costing three rubles, and also five rubles in cash, for which she thanked him as for a special favour, though he owed Nikita at least twenty rubles.
The thousand rubles I paid for Taras were not ill-spent.
I want five hundred rubles," and taking out her cambric handkerchief she began wiping her husband's waistcoat.
"Bring me..." he reflected a moment, "yes, bring me seven hundred rubles, yes!
Ruble HMLs accounted for 24.7% of the total ruble loans to individuals issued in March, a slight decrease compared with the previous month (by 0.5 pp).
The ruble's extended slide has occurred in sync with the decline in the price of oil, Russia's chief export, reducing the Kremlin's spending power and causing problems for President Vladimir Putin.
Following on from other measures to stabilize the ruble, such as a big increase in its key interest rate to 17 percent, the Central Bank said it will offer dollar and euro loans to banks so they can help major exporters that need foreign currencies to finance operations.
Russia's ruble strengthened sharply on Wednesday after dramatic falls on the previous two days as the government pressured exporters not to hoard foreign-currency earnings and the central bank announced new measures to support financial stability, Reutersreports.
NNA - Russia's ruble hit a new all-time low on Moscow, dropping more than 3 percent as declining oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine are weighing in on the Russian economy.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- The Russian government's plans to weaken the ruble in a bid to stimulate faltering economic growth is unlikely to yield results, Central Bank First Deputy Chairman Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday.