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paisa

[pahy-sah for 1; pahy-sah for 2]
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noun, plural pai·se [pahy-sey] /paɪˈseɪ/.
  1. Also pice. an aluminum coin and monetary unit, the 100th part of the rupee of India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
  2. poisha.

Origin of paisa

From the Hindi word paisā
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Historical Examples

  • The weights in use are founded on the Paisa, but these are by no means uniform.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton


British Dictionary definitions for paisa

paisa

noun plural -se (-seɪ)
  1. a monetary unit of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan worth one hundredth of a rupee

Word Origin

from Hindi
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