Definitions

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

  • n. See Table at currency.

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  • n. A Russian monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a ruble.
  • n. Same as kopiyka, a Ukrainian monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a hryvnia.

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

  • n. 100 kopecks equal 1 ruble in Russia

Etymologies

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

Russian kopeĭka, from Middle Russian kopeika, from kopie, spear (from the image of a rider with a spear on the coins minted by Moscow after the capture of Novgorod in 1478).

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From Russian копейка, from копьё ("spear") (from the image of a rider with a spear on the coins minted by Moscow after the capture of Novgorod in 1478).

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