plural pai
: a coin that was issued by the former Indian state of Hyderabad in the first half of the 20th century

Word History


borrowed from Hindi & Urdu pāī "coin worth a twelfth of an anna"

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pai was in 1903

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“Pai.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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