variants or abbasi or less commonly abaze
plural abasi or abasis or abbasi or abbasis also abaze or abazes
: an Afghan yellow bronze coin equivalent to four shahi that was issued between 1921 and 1923
: an Afghan unit of value for postage stamps
one-abasi stamps
two-abasi stamps

Word History


variant transliterations of Persian ʽabbāsī abassi

First Known Use

circa 1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of abasi was circa 1922

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“Abasi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abasi. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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