جنيه

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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

جِنَيْه or جُنَيْه or جُنَيْه ‎(ginēh or gunayh or junayhm ‎(plural جِنَيْهَات ‎(ginēhāt) or جُنَيْهَات ‎(gunayhāt) or 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.

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