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lakh

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noun \ˈläk, ˈlak\

Definition of lakh

  1. 1 :  one hundred thousand <50 lakhs of rupees>

  2. 2 :  a great number

lakh adjective


Origin of lakh

Hindi & Urdu lākh


First Known Use: 1599


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