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
How can it be that simultaneously externally the rupee is appreciating?
Masson, vol. I, p. 359, claims that Shikarpur "has or had the privilege of coining; and the rupee is a very good one, nearly or quite equal to the sicca rupee if India."
The drawn down amount will be used to refinance the company's short-term rupee borrowings, which were made to purchase licenses for third-generation mobile phone spectrum last year.
The British Government had given me some money coined in the mint at Calcutta; these rupees I ordered to be melted down, and, after 6 per cent. of copper had been added to the alloy, they were re-coined into Kabul rupees (the value of the English rupee is 16 pence, that of the Kabul rupee 12 pence).
Gray's final comment on the new machine minted Kabul rupee is instructive, and will remind readers of Rawlinson's experience in Qandahar: "The Amir is introducing the new rupee into circulation by paying the soldiers of his army with that coin."
Other interesting facts: The plural form of the word rupee was changed to rupaiya in Hindi only after the mid-1950s, while the phrase Satyameva Jayate was first inscribed on the Rs 100 notes issued in 1980.
The name rupee derives from rupa or rup; the Indian name for silver.
Although the participating banks are yet to workout the modality of financing, it is likely that initial funding will be done through a short-term rupee-US dollar loan, carrying 6-12 months maturity but after this, Fortis may arrange long-term funding, the source said.
But Mr Rawat said these were not 'symbols' but 'abbreviations' for the word rupee and hence the contest that is open to artists who are 'resident Indians'.
The firm has Rs1,200 crore of debt on its books as of September end, of which cash debt component is Rs 148 crore, long-term rupee loan Rs188 crore, short-term rupee loan Rs120 crore, FCCBs Rs560 crore and a bank loan of Rs358 crore.