sicca rupee

noun
sic·​ca rupee | \ ¦sikə-\

Definition of sicca rupee

1 : a newly coined or unworn rupee
2 : a rupee issued in Bengal before 1836 weighing more than the rupee of the British East India Company

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History and Etymology for sicca rupee

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

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