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ru·pee

 (ro͞o-pē′, ro͞o′pē)
n. Abbr. r.
See Table at currency.

[Hindi rupayā, rupiyā, from Sanskrit rūpyam, stamped silver coin, from rūpya-, well-formed, stamped, from rūpam, shape.]

rupee

(ruːˈpiː)
n
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan (divided into 100 paise), Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and the Seychelles (divided into 100 cents)
[C17: from Hindi rupaīyā, from Sanskrit rūpya coined silver, from rūpa shape, beauty]

ru•pee

(ruˈpi, ˈru pi)

n.
the basic monetary unit of India, Mauritius, Nepal, and Pakistan.
[1605–15; < Hindi rupayā]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rupee - the basic unit of money in Sri Lankarupee - the basic unit of money in Sri Lanka; equal to 100 cents
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Sri Lankan monetary unit - monetary unit in Sri Lanka
2.rupee - the basic unit of money in Seychelles; equal to 100 cents
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Seychelles monetary unit - monetary unit in Seychelles
3.rupee - the basic unit of money in Nepal; equal to 100 paisa
paisa - a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
Nepalese monetary unit - monetary unit in Nepal
4.rupee - the basic unit of money in Mauritiusrupee - the basic unit of money in Mauritius; equal to 100 cents
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Mauritian monetary unit - monetary unit in Mauritius
5.rupee - the basic unit of money in Pakistan; equal to 100 paisa
paisa - a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
Pakistani monetary unit - monetary unit in Pakistan
6.rupee - the basic unit of money in India; equal to 100 paise
Indian monetary unit - monetary unit in India
paisa - a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
Translations
rupie
rupi
rúpia
rúpía
rupija
roepie
rupia
rupijaрупија
rupi

rupee

[ruːˈpiː] Nrupia f

rupee

[ˌruːˈpiː] nroupie f

rupee

nRupie f

rupee

[ruːˈpiː] nrupia

rupee

(ruˈpiː) noun
the standard unit of currency in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka etc.
References in classic literature ?
I pulled out a rupee, held the coin between finger and thumb, and looked-only look-at the gun leaning against the wall.
Give me a rupee, Mahbub Ali, and when I come to my wealth I will give thee a bond and pay.
Kim slunk away, his teeth in the bread, and, as he expected, he found a small wad of folded tissue-paper wrapped in oilskin, with three silver rupees - enormous largesse.
Therefore they were coveted all along the border, and since demand inevitably breeds supply, they were supplied at the risk of life and limb for exactly their weight in coined silver - seven and one half pounds' weight of rupees, or sixteen pounds sterling reckoning the rupee at par.
For an hour or more that evening I listened to his monotonous chirrup about bad money driving out good, the token value of silver, the depreciation of the rupee, and the true standards of exchange.
She showed it to me, Watson, and it was an Indian rupee.
Consider, Sahib,' said he, 'that if this man is taken by the commandant he will be hung or shot, and his jewels taken by the government, so that no man will be a rupee the better for them.
If thou art so wise, better bring his hide to Khanhiwara, for the Government has set a hundred rupees on his life.
I offered the little fellow twenty rupees for him a month ago.
The pay was eighty-five rupees a month, and Dinah Shadd said that if Terence did not accept she would make his life a "basted purgathory.
Her husband stood up and knotted the last of the rupees into his waist-cloth.
My son, sir, is at this minute chief magistrate of Ramgunge in the Presidency of Bengal, and touching his four thousand rupees per mensem.