variants or aksa
plural aksha or aksa
: the basic monetary unit of Tannu Tuva before it was annexed by the U.S.S.R. in 1944

Word History


borrowed from Tuvan akša, literally, "money"; akin to or borrowed from a widespread word for "money" or "coin" in modern Turkic languages (as Kazakh aqša, Kyrgyz & Tatar akča, Turkish akça, akçe) from ak "white" + -ča, diminutive and attenuating suffix

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aksha was in 1964

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“Aksha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aksha. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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