from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of kopek.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of kopek.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Russian copper coin. See kopeck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A denomination of Russian silver and copper coins.
  • n. The coins of this name current since 1855 are: in silver, the 25-copeck piece, and pieces of 20, 15, 10, and 5 copecks; in copper, pieces of 1, 2, and 3 copecks. The copeck, reckoned as the hundredth part of a ruble, is worth 0.582 United States cent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 100 kopecks equal 1 ruble in Russia


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  • She bent down, picked up a five-copeck piece from the window; the remains of a fumigating pastille still stood in a grey heap of ashes on the copper coin, as she flung it into the street; then she slammed the window to and jumped heavily down to the floor ....

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

  • Our visitors were at once surrounded by beggars, but none of them gave them anything, except young Kalganov, who took a ten-copeck piece out of his purse, and, nervous and embarrassed — God knows why! — hurriedly gave it to an old woman, saying: “Divide it equally.”

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Now, you see his price is a grosh, now a fifteen copeck silver piece, now a hundred roubles, and sometimes he is above any price.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • A peasant, who had sold his charcoal, and had had some tea in the town, came up, and, after crossing himself, gave her a copeck.


  • At last a copeck rolled upon the ground, and the miserable creature — his mutilated arms, with their sleeves wet through and through, held out before him — stopped perplexed in the roadway and vanished from my sight.


  • When Ptitsin was seventeen he slept in the street, he sold pen-knives, and began with a copeck; now he has sixty thousand roubles, but to get them, what has he not done?

    The Idiot

  • I will never accept one single copeck from you, but you have helped my mother, and I am bound to be grateful to you for that, however weak it may seem.

    The Idiot

  • -- A copeck, for the love of heaven -- half a copeck -- a quarter, only a little quarter!

    The Black Cross

  • The adjacent land will be worth countless millions of roubles to a Government which has not had to pay a single copeck for it.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • "I'll bet my last copeck you had good discipline, too," he declared admiringly.

    The Pride of Palomar

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