shahi

noun

sha·​hi
variants or less commonly shahee or chahi
(ˈ)shä¦hē,
(ˈ)shȯ¦-,
(ˈ)shȧ¦-
plural -s
: a 19th and 20th century Persian unit of value equal to ¹/₂₀ silver kran
also : a corresponding coin of silver or copper or nickel

Word History

Etymology

Persian shāhī, from shāhī royal, from shāh king

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“Shahi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shahi. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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