aksha

noun ak·sha
variants: or aksa play \ˈäk-shä\

Definition of aksha

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

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Origin and Etymology of aksha

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


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