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paisa

play
noun pai·sa \pī-ˈsä\

Definition of paisa

  1. 1 plural paisa — see rupee, taka at money table

  2. 2 plural paise play \-ˈsā\ — see rupee at money table



Origin of paisa

ultimately from Hindi & Urdu paisā, a quarter-anna coin, from Old Indo-Aryan *padāmśa quarter part; akin to Sanskrit pada footstep and aṁśa part


First Known Use: 1884


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