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See also: جنية

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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

جُنَيْه (junayhm (plural جُنَيْهَات (junayhāt))

  1. pound (unit of currency)

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.

DeclensionEdit