noun \ˈä-ˌdē-ˌō\

Definition of adhio



  1. :  a large coin that has a circular hole in its center and that was minted for use in the Indian state of Kutch from 1943 to 1946

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Origin and Etymology of adhio

borrowed from Kachchhi (Indo-Aryan speech of Kutch) ādhio “half of a kori,” cognate with Sindhi ādhio “half of a split date, half a rupee,” derivative of ādho “half,” going back to *ārdhiya-, derivative of Sanskrit ārdha-, variant, in compounds, of ardhaḥ “part, side, half”; akin to Avestan arəδδa- “half,” both from an Indo-Iranian etymon probably going back to an Indo-European base h1erdh-, whence Lithuanian ardyti “to pull down, dismantle, demolish,” erdvus “spacious, roomy, loose,” erdvė “space”

First Known Use: 1990

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