Definition of Egyptian pound

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.

Exact synonyms: Pound
Generic synonyms: Egyptian Monetary Unit
Terms within: Piaster, Piastre

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Egyptian Pound

Egyptian cotton
Egyptian darkness
Egyptian deity
Egyptian fraction
Egyptian fractions
Egyptian haematuria
Egyptian henbane
Egyptian lupine
Egyptian monetary unit
Egyptian onion
Egyptian ophthalmia
Egyptian paper reed
Egyptian paper rush
Egyptian pea
Egyptian pound (current term)
Egyptian pyramid
Egyptian pyramids
Egyptian splenomegaly
Egyptian vulture
Egyptian water-lilies
Egyptian water-lily
Egyptian water lily

Literary usage of Egyptian pound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"Mi,- 622 Egyptian pounds (the Egyptian pound is approximately equivalent to $5'), and the total ... Egyptian pound-, and the total expenditures at ..."

2. Mahdiism and the Egyptian Sudan: Being an Account of the Rise and Progress by Francis Reginald Wingate (1891)
"Later he struck the Egyptian pound iu his name, but this pound is rare, it is possible to procure it. ..."

3. The Effects of Food Price and Subsidy Policies on Egyptian Agriculture by Joachim Von Braun, Hartwig de Haen (1983)
"De Janvry, Siam, and Gad address themselves to the more general question of whether " The Egyptian pound (LE) equals 100 piasters. ..."

4. The Making of Modern Egypt by Auckland Colvin (1906)
"The unit retained was the Egyptian pound, which is equivalent to £i. ... For purposes of notation the Egyptian pound is regarded as composed of one thousand ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The Egyptian pound is practically nonexistent, nearly all that were coined having been withdrawn from circulation. Their place has been taken by foreign ..."

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