paisa

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

pai·sa

noun \pī-ˈsä\

Definition of PAISA

1
plural paisa a monetary subunit of the rupee (Nepal, Pakistan) and taka — see rupee, taka at money table
2
plural pai·se \-ˈsā\ a monetary subunit of the rupee (India) — 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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