from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
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- n. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Ukrainian hryvnia.
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- n. 100 kopiykas equal 1 hryvnia in Ukraine
Ukrainian, probably from Middle Russian; see kopek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ukrainian копійка (kopíjka). (Wiktionary)
The provisional karbovanets became hryvnia ("huh-riv-nee-uh" is close), a former unit of currency worth a few kopecks in medieval times, now divided into 100 kopiyka ("koh-pee-kuh").