Definition of abassi
1 : a Persian silver coin first issued in the late 16th century
2 : an old Persian unit of weight equivalent to about 0.8 pound
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Origin and Etymology of abassi
borrowed from Persian ʽabbāsī, adjective and noun derivative of ʽAbbās I, †1628, Safavid shah of Persia during whose reign the coins were first issued
First Known Use: 1615
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