aba·​zi ə-ˈbä-zē How to pronounce abazi (audio)
variants or less commonly abbasi
plural abazi or abazis also abbasi or abbasis
: an 18th and early 19th century monetary unit used in the Caucasus region that is now the Republic of Georgia

Word History


borrowed from Georgian abazi, borrowed from Persian ʽabbāsī abassi

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abazi was in 1832

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“Abazi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abazi. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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