[ pahy-sah for 1; pahy-sah for 2 ]
/ paɪˈsɑ for 1; ˈpaɪ sɑ for 2 /
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noun, plural pai·se [pahy-sey]. /paɪˈseɪ/.
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Origin of paisa
First recorded in 1880–85; from Hindi, Bengali paisā, probably from Sanskrit pāda “quarter” + aṃśa “quarter part”; see origin at pada
Words nearby paisa
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How to use paisa in a sentence
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
/ (ˈpaɪsɑː) /
noun plural -se (-seɪ)
a monetary unit of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan worth one hundredth of a rupee
Word Origin for paisa
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