amani

1 of 2

noun (1)

ama·​ni
əˈmänē
plural -s
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

2 of 2

noun (2)

ama·​ni
ˈämənē
plural amani or amanis
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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Hindi & Persian amānī, from Arabic amānah security

Noun (2)

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of amani was in 1927

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“Amani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amani. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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