See also: جنية

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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English guinea; historically, a guinea was worth one pound and one shilling.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

جُنَيْه (junayhm (plural جُنَيْهَات (junayhāt))

  1. (numismatics) pound

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Most currencies called "pound" in English are known as جنيه in Arabic, including the pound sterling and the Egyptian pound; however, the Lebanese pound and Syrian pound are called لِيرَة (līra) ("lira") in Arabic.