sicca rupee


sic·​ca rupee
: a newly coined or unworn rupee
: a rupee issued in Bengal before 1836 weighing more than the rupee of the British East India Company

Word History


Hindi sikkā rupīyā, sikka rūpaiya, from Arabic sikkah die, stamp, stamped coin + Hindi rupīyā, rūpaia rupee

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“Sicca rupee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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