sicca rupee

noun sic·ca rupee \¦sikə-\

Definition of sicca rupee

  1. 1 :  a newly coined or unworn rupee

  2. 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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