Rupiya, Rūpiya: 3 definitions

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Rupiya means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Rūpīya.—(rūpīah), Muhammadan name of rūpya, rūpaka or rūpyaka (q. v.); same as modern rupee. Note: rūpīya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rūpiya : (nt.) silver; a silver coin.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Rūpiya, 2 see ruppa. (Page 575)

2) Rūpiya, 1 (nt.) (cp. Sk. rūpya, lit. of splendid appearance, cp. name for gold jātarūpa) silver Vin. III, 239 (here collectively for any transactions in “specie, ” as explained by C. p. 240: rūpiyaṃ nāma satthu-vaṇṇo kahāpaṇo lohamāsako dārumāsako jatumāsako; i.e. copper, wood & lac); S. I, 104 (suddhaṃ r.); II, 233; Dhs. 584.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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