копейка

RussianEdit

 
Пять копеек, Банк России, 1997 г.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Russian копейка, from копьё (spear) (from the image of a horseman carrying a spear on the coins minted by Moscow after the capture of Novgorod in 1478).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kɐˈpʲejkə]
  • (file)

NounEdit

копе́йка (kopéjkaf inan (genitive копе́йки, nominative plural копе́йки, genitive plural копе́ек)

  1. kopek, kopeck; also copeck (one 100th of ruble, the monetary unit of Russia).

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DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: կոպեկ (kopek)
  • Azerbaijani: qəpik