lakh also lac (läk, lăk)
Chiefly South Asian
1. One hundred thousand: created three lakh jobs; worth one lakh fifty thousand rupees.
2. A large, indefinite number: lakhs of birds in the sky.
[Hindi and Urdu lākh, from Prakrit lakkha-, from Sanskrit lakṣaḥ, sign, token, prize, one hundred thousand; probably akin to Middle Persian daxšag, sign, and Hittite tekkušša-, to show.]
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