amani

noun (1)
ama·​ni | \əˈmänē\
plural -s

Definition of amani 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : Indian government estates or other sources of revenue not leased or farmed out — compare zamindari

2 : Indian government lands paying rent in kind instead of in money

amani

noun (2)
ama·​ni | \ˈämənē\
plural amani or amanis

Definition of amani (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a gold coin of Afghanistan that was issued by Amānollāh Khān from 1919 to 1926

2 : a unit of value equivalent to one amani

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of amani

Noun (1)

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amani

Noun (1)

Hindi & Persian amānī, from Arabic amānah security

Noun (2)

Persian, after Amānollāh Khān †1960, amir of Afghanistan, 1919–29

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about amani

Dictionary Entries near amani

amand

amandine

amang

amani

Amanist

amanita

amanitin

Statistics for amani

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for amani

The first known use of amani was in 1927

See more words from the same year

Comments on amani

What made you want to look up amani? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!