variants or less commonly pardo
plural -s
: a coin of Portuguese India equivalent to a half rupia

Word History


Portuguese, from Sanskrit pratāpa splendor, majesty, from pra- before, forward + tapati it heats; from the use of the word pratāpa as an epithet of kings on native coins

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“Pardao.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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