in India and Pakistan,
- the sum of 100,000: said specifically of rupees
- any indefinitely large number
Origin of lakhHindi l?kh from Sanskrit lak?a
nounChiefly South Asian
- One hundred thousand: created three lakh jobs; worth one lakh fifty thousand rupees.
- A large, indefinite number: lakhs of birds in the sky.
Origin of lakhHindiUrdu lākh from Prakrit lakkha- from Sanskrit lak&slowdot;ah sign, token, prize, one hundred thousand probably akin to Middle Persian daxšag sign and Hittite tekkušša- to show