noun fa·nam \fəˈnäm\

Definition of fanam



  1. 1a :  a small gold or silver coin formerly in widespread use in southern India b :  a silver coin of Travancore worth 18 of a rupee issued up until Indian independence in 1947

  2. 2 :  a unit of value corresponding to a fanam

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Origin and Etymology of fanam

probably modification of Tamil panam, probably from Sanskrit paṇa bet, reward, wealth

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