Kopek meaning

kōpĕk
A Russian unit of currency equal to1100 of the ruble.
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A Russian monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a ruble.
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Same as kopiyka, a Ukrainian monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a hryvnia.
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Origin of kopek

  • Russian kopeĭka from Middle Russian kopeika from kopie spear (from the image of St. George, patron saint of Moscow, on horseback holding a spear that appeared on the coins from their introduction in 1535 until the early 1800s)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary