from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The common name for the monetary currencies used in modern India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, or Mauritius.
- n. A silver coin, circulating in India 16th–20th centuries, weighing 170–180 troy grains (180 troy grains from 1833) or one tola.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silver coin, and money of account, in the East Indies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The standard unit of value in India; also, a current silver coin of India, valued normally at 2s., or about 48 United States cents.
- n. A current silver coin of Ceylon, equal to 16 annas or 32.47 United States cents.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money in Pakistan; equal to 100 paisa
- n. the basic unit of money in Seychelles; equal to 100 cents
- n. the basic unit of money in India; equal to 100 paise
- n. the basic unit of money in Nepal; equal to 100 paisa
- n. the basic unit of money in Mauritius; equal to 100 cents
- n. the basic unit of money in Sri Lanka; equal to 100 cents
Hindi rupayā, rupiyā, from Sanskrit rūpyam, stamped silver coin, from rūpya-, well-formed, stamped, from rūpam, shape.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi रुपीया (rupīyā), variant of रुपया (rupayā) (Wiktionary)