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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Origin and Etymology of sicca rupee
Hindi sikkā rupīyā, sikka rūpaiya, from Arabic sikkah die, stamp, stamped coin + Hindi rupīyā, rūpaia rupee — more at rupee
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